Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 8 - Reactions of Alkenes - Problems: Problem 8-18 c

Answer

The mechanism would be addition of halogens. Since it's in non-polar solvent, the Bromides will attach on the double bonds. There will also be an enantiomer of the product.
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Work Step by Step

The addition of bromine will happen in the following steps: 1) Electrophilic attack forms a bromonium ion. 2) Bromide ion opens the bromonium ion. Since the bromonium ion can form from either top or bottom of the double bond, enantiomers will be formed in equal amounts.
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