What do we get when ethene is reacted with HCl?

On reacting ethene with HCl we get chloroethane. It is an addition reaction.

Explanation

The reaction of alkenes with halogens is an example of the electrophilic addition reaction. Vicinal dihalides are the products formed when alkenes react with halogens such as bromine, chlorine. Hydrogen chloride and the other hydrogen halides add on in exactly the same way.

Reaction

Hydrogen chloride adds to ethene to make chloroethane:

CH2=CH2+ HCl→CH3CH2Cl

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