Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 8 - Reactions of Alkenes - Problems: Problem 8-3 a


The major product would be 1-bromo-2-methylcyclopentane. And these reactants are going to go through Free Radical Addition of HBr.

Work Step by Step

The group shown in a box in the picture is written as R. The following are the steps: 1) Initiation- radicals are formed. So the two radicals formed would be R-O and O-R. 2) The hydrogen attaches to one of the radicals to form a R-O-H and a Bromine radical. 3) That bromine radical attacks on the double bond to generate an alkyl radical on the more substituted carbon atom. 4) The alkyl radical abstracts a hydrogen atom from HBr to generate the product (1-bromo-2-methylcyclopentane) and a bromine radical. 5) The bromine radical generated in Step 2 goes on to react with another molecule of alkene in Step 1, continuing the chain.
Small 1477449612
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.