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The addition of HI in the presence of peroxide catalyst does not follow anti-Markovnikov's rule because:

Option: 1

HI is a strong reducing agent 

Option: 2

H-I bond is too strong to be broken  homolytically

Option: 3

I atom combines with H atom to give back HI

Option: 4

Iodine atom is not reactive enough to add across a double bond

Answers (1)


Hydroiodination does not show Kharasch effect because Iodine free radicals formed readily combine with each other to form iodine molecules rather than attacking the double bond

Hence, the correct answer is Option (4)

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