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0243Pb64-09.cwk (WP)

0243Pb64-09.cwk (WP) - What have the products(the two ions...

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Problem 64, Chemistry 0243 - 2009 Consider the addition of HBr to 1-butene. One of the two “possible” products is formed exclusively. Explain why. Oopsie - I ll bet you said that the secondary carbocation is far more stable than the putative primary carbocation and is thus formed preferentially.
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Unformatted text preview: What have the products (the two ions) to do with the rates of their formations? Ans: nothing direct. So carefully modify your answer (get it checked!), and explain the relevance to it of the Hammond Postulate....
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