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

Generic Organic reaction

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

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