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Draw the major organic product of this reaction: 5-methylhexan-2-ol reacts with HBr at 80 degrees C

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Draw the major organic product of this reaction: 5-methylhexan-2-ol reacts with HBr at 80 degrees C

Hydrogen Halide Reaction with Alcohol

Hydrogen Halide when reacts with given alcohol, the product is followed by the Markovnikov Rule. When alcohol reacts with the hydrogen halide, the latter donates its proton to the alcohol and a carbocation is formed, and thereby, halide ion attacks at the carbocation. The attack would take place by the rule designed by Markovnikov. This rule states that the positive part of the hydrogen halide would react at the carbon which has more hydrogens.

Answer and Explanation:

The given alcohol is the secondary alcohol that reacts with the HBr at 80 degrees celsius. 2-Bromo-5-methyl hexane is the product formed as shown below -


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Alcohol to Alkyl Halide: Preparation, Reaction & Conversion
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from Organic & Inorganic Compounds Study Guide

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