Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 8 - Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis - Problem: 6


See the explanation below describing the reaction.

Work Step by Step

In the reaction, HOBr is being added to an alkene or alkyne, the Br + becomes bonded to the carbon atom that had the greatest number of hydrogen atoms in the starting alkene or alkyne therefore it can be defined as a markovnikov addition.
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