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How is Propene Converted into 1- Bromopropane and 2 - Bromopropane? - Chemistry

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 How is propene converted into 1- bromopropane and 2 - bromopropane?

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Solution

The addition of hydrogen halide to an unsymmetrical alkene gives two products.
Propene on reaction with hydrogen bromide forms 80% 2-bromopropane (isopropyl bromide) and 20% 1-bromopropane (n-propyl bromide).

Concept: Methods of Preparation of Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
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