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Hydrogen iodide adds to alkenes to give the corresponding alkyl iodide. Markovnikov regioselectivity is observed: the proton adds to the carbon possessing the greatest number of hydrogens (giving the most alkyl substituted and so stabilised carbenium ion intermediate). Electrophilic addition.

Generic Organic reaction

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Addition: Electrophilic Protonation
Functional Group Interconvertion

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