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 d

Answer

The mechanism would be addition of double bond. Since it's in non-polar solvent, two bromides with attach. Enantiomers will also be formed.
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Work Step by Step

The addition of halogens reactions will occurs with the following mechanism. 1) Electrophilic attack forms a bromonium ion. 2) Bromide ion opens the bromonium ion. Since the bromonium ion could form on the either side, the enantiomers will be formed in equal amounts.
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