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Alkynes contain the doubly unsaturated CC functional group.
Terminal alkynes,  R-CC-H, are quite acidic for hydrocarbons and can be deprotonated to form a carbanion that can then be alkylated.
Like alkenes (C=C), the alkyne C≡C undergoes a variety of addition reactions (review)


Preparation of Alkynes Addition reactions of Alkynes
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