. 3-methyl -2-pentene on reaction with HOCl gives

(A) 3-chloro-3-methyl pentanol-2

(B) 2,3-dichloro-3-methyl pentane

(C) 2-chloro-3-methyl pentanol -3

(D) 2,3-dimethyl butanol-2

Best Answer

Correct Answer is (C)

When 3-methyl-2-pentene reacts with hypochlorous acid, the product 2-chloro-3-methyl pentanol-3 is formed. The reaction follow with the addition of Markovnikov and the hydroxide acid and chloro group is added to the double bond of two carbon.

reaction of 3-methyl-2-pentene with HOCl can be written as:

methyl reaction

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