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What would the products of this reaction be?

Alkyl bromides from alcohols:

Alkyl bromides can be prepared from alcohols through substitution reactions with HBr. Primary alcohols will react through SN2 to give primary alkyl bromides. Secondary alcohols can react through SN1. In an SN1 mechanism a carbocation is formed which can rearrange to give a mixture of products.

Answer and Explanation:

The products of the reaction are given below:

Mechanism:

The carbocation intermediate will be undergo nucleophilic attack by the bromide...

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Alcohol to Alkyl Halide: Preparation, Reaction & Conversion
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