Bromination of alkene

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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?



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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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Homework Statement



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?



Homework Equations





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.

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.
 
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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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