|Chapter 6: Reactions of Alkenes: Addition Reactions|
Halohydration of Alkenes
|MECHANISM FOR REACTION OF ALKENES WITH Br2 / H2O|
| Step 2:
Attack of the nucleophilic water molecule from the side away from the bromonium center in an SN2 like fashion opens the cyclic bromonium ion to give overall trans addition.
An acid / base reaction converts the oxonium into the alcohol.
|© Dr. Ian Hunt, Department of Chemistry|