Problem: Mono addition of HBr to unsymmetrical dienes generally produces four products - two 1,2-addition products and two 1,4-addition products. Draw the reactant diene that forms the following four products, and identify the addition route that forms each product.

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We are asked to draw the reactant diene that forms the following four products, and identify the addition route that forms each product.

Diene + HX → Conjugated Hydrohalogenation → 1,2 and 1,4 products


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Mono addition of HBr to unsymmetrical dienes generally produces four products - two 1,2-addition products and two 1,4-addition products. Draw the reactant diene that forms the following four products, and identify the addition route that forms each product.




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