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Pathways for Electrophile Addition to an Alkene

http://butane.chem.uiuc.edu/jsmoore/marvin_scripts/mechHBrAlkene.html (External link where you can draw the mechanism for yourself). Electrophilic addition involves adding the elements of X-Y across a carbon-carbon pi bond. The bimolecular electrophilic addition mechanism [AdE2] involves two steps: the first step, [AE] is rate determining. The second step involves bonding to a nucleophile by either an [AN] or [SN2] step.
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