# Confirming the major product...

by maverick280857
Tags: confirming, major, product
 Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 613 Hello, I think $HO-CH_2-CH=CH-CH_3$ with no given cis or trans configuration will make our task harder; your thought is an applicable one though, an alkyl bromide with elimination of water is likely to be produced. But don't forget that $^+CH_2-R$ is a primary carbocation and very reactive. So another approach involving the saturation of the double bond is also possible. Secondly, systems favor additions rather than condensations. So I conclude that the major products should be 2- and 3-bromobutanols, with 3-isomer being slightly more dominant because of OH-Br steric interaction. Please check my answer and give some feedback so that we may find the correct one quickly.