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 a


The mechanism would be halogen addition as shown in the picture. There will also be an enantiomer of the product.

Work Step by Step

The mechanism is the following: 1) Electrophilic attack forms abromonium ion. 2) The halide ion attacks on the most substituted carbon and opens the bromonium ion to form the products. Enantiomer of the product is also formed.
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