Problem: Draw the major organic product X for the below reaction

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Alkene + Br2/nucleophile → Halogenation + Substitution

(1) Formation of halonium ion


(2) Attack of alcohol to the halonium ion (forms a chiral center)

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Draw the major organic product X for the below reaction

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