how is alkene produced by vicinal dihalide?

A vicinal dihalide on treatment with zinc gives alkene as follows:

 

Vicinal dihalide   alkene

This process is known as dehalogenation of vicinal halides.

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 Vicinal dihalides are those compounds in which halogens are attached to =C directly. for example CH2=CH-Clis known as  Vicinal dichloro ethylene.


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Vicinal dihalides are those compounds in which halogens are attached to =C directly. for example CH 2 =CH-Cl is known as Vicinal dichloro ethylene.


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