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Product Formation of 2-butene and Hydrogen Chloride

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When 2-butene reacts with hydrogen chloride gas, only one product is detected, whereas when 1-butene reacts similarly, two products are usually found. Explain this.

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The structure of 2-butene is this:


You start counting from the end of the molecule, and count carbons until you get to the beginning of the double bond. Therefore, this compound is ...

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This solution shows the structural formula of 2-butene and details its reaction mechanism with hydrogen chloride gas as well as the final product. All steps are shown with explanations.