Markovnikov Addition

Markovnikov Addition Definition:

In addition reactions, the observation that the hydrogen atom is generally placed at the vinylic position already bearing the larger number of hydrogen atoms.

Markovnikov Addition Explained:

The formation of the most stable carbocation during the addition process. The addition of hydrogen to carbon creates a positive charge that attracts the other carbon that created a carbocation intermediate.

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