Problem: When the alkene below undergoes an ionic addition with HCI which of the following is produced? (A) A single enantiomer. (B) A mixture of unknown R/S. (C) An achiral chloride. (D) Aracemic mixture.

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Hydrohalogenation is a non-stereospecific reaction since it follows a carbocation mechanism

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When the alkene below undergoes an ionic addition with HCI which of the following is produced? 

(A) A single enantiomer. 

(B) A mixture of unknown R/S. 

(C) An achiral chloride. 

(D) Aracemic mixture.

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