if anyone knows here why oxymercuration isn't steriospecific when it requires anti addition of the H and OH?

asked by @elbetheld1 • about 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts
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Hey there! It's because you can attack from either side of the intermediate. You can learn more about the mechanism here: https://www.clutchprep.com/organic-chemistry/oxymercuration-reduction/?c_id=12019

I hope this helps!

answered by @leot1 • about 1 year ago