Description: Treatment of alkenes with hydroiodic acid (HI) leads to the formation of alkyl iodides. Note that the iodine always ends up on the more substituted carbon.
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I think you meant to switch the Cl’s with the I’s?
Yep – thanks!
Um…I might be wrong but as far as I know Iodine has the greatest atomic size of all the members of the halogen groups so shouldn’t it try to detach itself from the organic compound thus making the compound highly unstable
Alkyl iodides can be unstable under certain conditions, but alkyl iodides can still be made this way.
I saw the post about rearrangements in alkene additions, very helpful. But just a suggestion: It would’ve been nice to have a note about it here as well
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