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Q.20.

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Short Answer

Question: Draw all stereoisomers formed when 1,2-dimethylcyclohexene is treated with HCl. Label pairs of enantiomers.

Answer

All the stereoisomers are shown hereunder.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Electrophilic addition of 

The pi-electron density attacks the acidic hydrogen from the HX molecule, leading to the cleavage of pi-bond and the formation of a carbocation.

Step 2: Enantiomers and diastereomers

Enantiomers are mirror images of a compound that are not superimposable on each other.

Diastereomers are not mirror images of any compound.

Step 3: Products of the given reactions

The reactions of all the stereoisomers of 1,2-dimethylcyclohexene with HCl are shown hereunder.

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