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How would you convert:
(a) ethene into 1, 2-dibromoethane.
(b) ethene to bromoethane?

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(a) Ethene to 1, 2-Dibromoethane.
When bromine gas is passed through an inert solvent like CCl4 containing ethene, we get 1,2-dibromoethane.



(b) Ethene to Bromoethane
The reaction between ethene and bromic acid (HBr) gives bromoethane.
C2H4+HBrā†’C2H5Br

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