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Addition of HX to alkenes

  1. Sep 2, 2015 #1
    Adding silica gel or alumina to the mixture of the alkene and HCl or HBr in CH2Cl2 increases the rate of addition dramatically
    but WHY ?
    and why is CH2Cl2 specifically used ?
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  3. Sep 7, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Sep 11, 2015 #3


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