why does markownikoofs rule is apllicable to only Hbr and not hcl and HF or HI?

Asked by Gaurav Avhad | 14th Mar, 2011, 09:37: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
It has been observed that only HBr adds by the anti markownikoffs rule and not the HI nor the HCl acids  because the bond energy of HI is far too low and the formationof I atoms  result while the bond  energy of HCl is too high so that the no homolytic fission resultsand the reaction cant go on.
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Answered by  | 14th Mar, 2011, 06:22: PM

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