Reactions of Alkenes

Organic chemical reactions generally have three components: Reactants, Reagents & Products.

In this problem we shall consider three isomeric alkene reactants:
3-methyl-1-butene   2-methyl-2-butene   2-methyl-1-butene

These compounds may be reacted with eight different reagents:
HCl Br2 HOBr Hg(OAc)2
(aq. mercuric acetate)
NaBH4 B2H6
(BH3 in ether)
(in aq. NaOH)
(in water)

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