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Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by STACM, Jun 20, 2008.
The Hg2+ ion makes a bridge on the double bond which results in the anti addition of water.
Huh? Are you talking about hydration of an alkyne??
If it's a terminal alkyne, you'll get a ketone.. If it's an internal alkyne, you're going to have a mixture of ketones.
If you're talking about oxymercuration/demercuration (Hg(OAc)2/H2O, then NaBH4), then it's anti.