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Homework Help: Product of the reaction

  1. Jan 29, 2006 #1
    what happens when you add CBr4 to 1-butene (CH3-CH2-CH=CH2) with the presense of peroxides??
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  3. Jan 29, 2006 #2
    just wondering

    :confused: does the Br attach to the methyl group making it CH2Br-cyclopenane?
    or does it attach to the carbon that is attached the the methyl group making it 1-bromo-1-methylcyclopentane?
  4. Jan 29, 2006 #3

    or would Br replace the methyl group?
  5. Jan 29, 2006 #4


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    We have a homework forum for these kinds of questions, I'll move it there.
  6. Jan 30, 2006 #5


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    The peroxide breaks into radicals, radicals attack the butene, the butene turns into a radical, butene joins onto other butenes turning them into radicals, plastic is made. The CBr4 cries because his friends started without him.
    Either that or the reaction gets out of control and it explodes. You're talking about mixing peroxides with alkenes; it sounds explosive.
  7. Jan 30, 2006 #6

    so, if it explodes, no reaction occurs?
  8. Jan 30, 2006 #7


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    again, specify the reagents. Which peroxide exactly are you referring to? We're probably looking at a polymerization reaction here.
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