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    2,3-Dibromobutane contains 2 chiral centers. Therefore, the possibility of 4 stereoisomers exists. However, the addition of bromine to an equimolar mixture of cis- and trans-2-butene generates only three stereoisomers. Explain.

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    The mechanism of bromination proceeds via a bromonium ion (this is a three membered ring formed between the alkene and one Bromine ...

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    Provides an explanation of the chemical bonding process.