Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Question

3-Methyl-pent-2-ene on reaction with HBr in presence of peroxide forms an addition product.The number of possible stereoisomers for the product is

  • Six

  • Two

  • Zero

  • Four

Answer

D.

Four

3-Methyl-pent-2-ene on reaction with HBr in presence of peroxide forms 2 Bromo-3-methyl pentane.As the molecule is nonsymmetric therefore according to Anti Markownikov rule, due to 2 chiral centre 4 stereo isomers are possible. 

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