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Bromine adds to propene to give 1,2-dibromopropane in a stepwise manner.

The first step of the complexation involves the alkene's pi-system reacting with a bromine cation to give an intermediate carbeneium ion (also called a carbocation or a bromonium ion) and a bromide anion.

This step is a nucleophilic substitution, with the pi system nucleophile displacing the bromide ion nucleofuge (the leaving group) from Br+.

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Addition: Electrophilic
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Complexation or Coupling
Substitution: Nucleophilic Second Order
Type 16 Lewis Acid/Base Complexation Chemistry

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