Problem: Draw the expected major product for each of the following reactions.

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Hydrohalogenation: 

  • Alkene + HX → Alkyl Halide (Markovnikov → more substituted product) 
    • Nu- attack on most stable carbocation
  • Alkene + HX/ROOR → Alkyl Halide (Anti-Markovnikov → less substituted product)
    • Free radical addition to alkane pi bonds


Major Product: Markovnikov




Major Product: Anti-markovnikov:


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Draw the expected major product for each of the following reactions.






















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