The molecule at the beginning has alkene and there is a bromine attached carbon at the end of the chain, but the product is a chloroalkane. So we want to turn that alkene into alkane and turn that bromine into chlorine.

Step 1: add H2 and Nickel catalyst to turn alkene into alkane(hydrogenation)

Step 2: add NaOH to remove the bromine(nucleophilic substitution), and the product should be butan-1... more

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