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BH3 * THF vs. HBr/ROOR

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Homework Statement



What series of steps could be used to carry out the transformation shown below

Homework Equations



but-1-ene → Butyl cyanide

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This is a practice problem, so I already know that the answer is 1) HBr + Peroxide, 2) NaCN, but could it not also be BH3*THF and NaCN? My guess as to why that might not work is because Br is a much better leaving group than the boron group, but I just wanted to be sure.
 

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