Question: Draw a stepwise mechanism for the following reaction.
Carbocations are the intermediates formed in the addition reaction of alkenes.
The stability order of carbocations is .
The stability of carbocations is the reason for 1,2-hydrogen shift. After the shift of hydrogen to the adjacent position, the carbocation is generated, which is more stable.
The reaction of the given compound with HBr proceeds via 1,2-hydrogen shift to generate a carbocation. The carbocation forms a tertiary halide product.
The mechanism is shown below:
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