Bromination of an alkene by n-bromosuccinimide (nbs) in the presence of light or peroxide is a radical reaction and produces an allylic bromide. for the bromination of 3-methylcyclopentene, select the

Bromination of an alkene by n-bromosuccinimide (nbs) in the presence of light or peroxide is a radical reaction and produces an allylic bromide. for the bromination of 3-methylcyclopentene, select the allylic bromides that would be products of the reaction. jasperse: in a radical bromination involving an alkene, consider how many different allylic positions are available. each will lead to products, even if one allylic position is somewhat better than another. for each allylic radical, if it’s symmetric it will produce one bromide product; but each asymmetric allylic radical will produce two bromide products. drawing out resonance structures may help. note: even if you get it right, be sure to take the time to look at the “simple explanation.””