Anti-Markovnikov Addition Defintion

Definition of Anti-Markovnikov Addition

Anti-Markovnikov Addition Example
This reaction shows the anti-Markovnikov reaction between propene and HX. Todd Helmenstine
Anti-Markovnikov Addition Definition: Anti-Markovnikov addition is an addition reaction between an electrophile compound HX and either an alkene or alkyne where the hydrogen atom of HX bonds to the carbon atom with the least number of hydrogen atoms in the initial alkene double bond or alkyne triple bond and the X bonds to the other carbon atom.


The image shows the Anti-Markovnikov addition of HX to a propene alkene.

The H bonds to the CH1 end and the X bonds to the CH2 end of the former double bond.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Anti-Markovnikov Addition Defintion." ThoughtCo, Jun. 21, 2014, Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, June 21). Anti-Markovnikov Addition Defintion. Retrieved from Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Anti-Markovnikov Addition Defintion." ThoughtCo. (accessed January 18, 2018).