# Simple soda–lime decarboxylation

This is my homework question I tried it hard the question is as follow:

I attempted it as follow:

According to my understanding as acid base reaction are fastest the carbanion will gain a $$\ce{H+}$$. From the water formed and will the product as I made, but the answer is completely different:

Please guide me where I am wrong.

• You are wrong in thinking that the anion of the chloroalkene will simply pick up a proton. These reactions are run at a high temperature ao there is plenty of energy around for forming unstable species Jan 23 '19 at 10:04
• You have a leaving group beta to anion. You would have no doubt about what will happen if it were on an alkane. Jan 23 '19 at 10:36