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 8-23 b


The major product formed is butane.

Work Step by Step

In the presence of $H_2$ and Ni as a catalyst, the hydrogens add across the double bond giving an alkane. Since the $H_2$ attacks from the same side, it is syn-addtion.
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