|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 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|