What alkene should be used to synthesize 3-bromohexane? How can I explain the carbocation process?
You can start with 3-hexene. Since the molecule is symmetrical through its double bond, it doesn't matter whether you add
From here, all you need to know is that since there is only one
It also does not matter whether you use (Z)- or (E)-3-hexene, because the final product has no isomeric specification.
The carbocation intermediate forms after the nucleophilic alkene donates its