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Homework Help: Bromination of alkene

  1. Jun 26, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    for the bromination of alkene, different sources give different structure of product which is trans(from wikipedia) , but the book is cis. which is correct?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution please dont delete my question.. as i really dont know which site should i post. as this is not homework but the notes is from textbook.

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  3. Jun 27, 2014 #2
    Can you share the name of the book? I don't think the book has got it right. The mechanism is correctly presented by wiki.
  4. Jun 27, 2014 #3


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    For 1,2-dibromoethane it doesn't matter, final structure is correct. It is a lousy approach as it leaves an important information out, but I would not say book is incorrect.
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