Category Archives: Addition reactions of alkenes

Addition reactions of alkenes

Electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes with HBr, H2SO4 and Br2 The use of bromine to test for unsaturation. The formation of major and minor products in addition reactions of unsymmetrical alkenes. Students should be able to: • outline the mechanisms for these reactions • explain the formation of major and minor products by reference to the relative stabilities of primary, secondary and tertiary carbocation

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