Problem: Draw the alkane formed when 4,5,5-trimethyl-1-hexyne is treated with two equivalents of HBr.

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Alkyne + excess or 2 equivalents of HX → produces gemdihalides (follows Markovnikov addition)

Reaction will appear as:

(1) Addition of HBr

(2) Substitution of Br-

(3) 2nd addition of HBr

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Draw the alkane formed when 4,5,5-trimethyl-1-hexyne is treated with two equivalents of HBr.