What is regioselectivity? Give an example

Regio selectivity in organic chemistry refers to the favouring of a reagent to bond to one atom over another. In the reaction of propene with hydrochloric acid (HCl), two possible products are possible, both of which are called regioisomers (isomers of a compound with the same atom-makeup but different connectivity of the atoms). This is exemplified in Markovnikov’s rule, which states that, “in an electrophile addition to an alkene, the electrophile adds in such a way as to generate the most stable intermediate”

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