Tue December 20, 2011 By: Shubham Dixit

will markonikov addition be feasible if we take HF,HCl or HI, instead of HBr??

Expert Reply
Wed December 21, 2011
Yes,markovnikov addition is feasible for HF,HCl and HI also.Reaction rates increase in the order HF < HCl < HBr < HI.
Because it is difficult to break the bond between the hydrogen and the fluorine, the addition of HF is bound to be slow.
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