The overall equation for the addition of HCl to alkenes is:
If the transition state for proton transfer from HCl to the alkene (arrow 5 ) resembles a carbocation and this step is rate-determining, what should be the effect of alkene structure on the rate of the overall reaction?
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A. H2C=CH2 CH3CH=CHCH3 (CH3)2C=C(CH3)2
B. CH3CH=CHCH3 (CH3)2C=C(CH3)2 H2C=CH2
C. CH3CH=CHCH3 H2C=CH2 (CH3)2C=C(CH3)2
D. (CH3)2C=C(CH3)2 CH3CH=CHCH3 H2C=CH2
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