Addition of HCl to Alkenes to Give Alkyl Chlorides
Description: Treatment of alkenes with hydrochloric acid (HCl) will result in the formation of alkyl chlorides. The chlorine always ends up at the more substituted carbon of the alkene, since protonation of the alkene will result in the more stable carbocation. Content available for Reactionguide members only. Not a member? Get access for about 30 cents / day!