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    Reaction of an Alkene with a Halogen in Water

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    What is the stereochemistry of the product of the reaction of Z-3-methyl-2-pentene with chlorine? Please include all steps and the mechanism. There is no need to assign the configuration.

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    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses the major reaction products of alkene, water and chlorine. A reaction mechanism with curly arrows is shown for the reaction and step-by-step explanations are included.