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7th of September 2015
Chemistry
Q:

Please tell me about Markovnikov's rule

Ravi Shankar - CBSE - Class XI Science

Monday, September 07, 2015 at 18:33:PM

A:

The rule states that negative part of the addendum (adding molecule) gets attached to that carbon atom which possesses lesser number of hydrogen atoms.

Example:

Addition reaction of HBr to symmetrical alkenes takes place by electrophilic addition mechanism.

CH2=CH2 + H-Br → CH3 – CH2 – Br

Monday, September 07, 2015 at 18:41:PM