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Fri October 21, 2011 By: Aravind Radhakrishnan

What type of will alkenes undergo with HI in the absence and presence of peroxide?

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Sat October 22, 2011
Electrophilic addition reactions will occur when alkene will react with HI, in the absence of peroxide. The reaction will follow markonikov's rule.
However, in the absence of the peroxide there will be endothermic reaction, so unfavourable.
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