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    Is there any difference when it is dilute/concentrated does that affect anything.

    I know that in cyclohexene the double bond will break, and the br2 will decolourise.
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    dunno tbh :/

    Maybe the colour change since conc bromine water is darker?
    or the rate of reaction since conc will have more Bromine in it?
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    Only the intensity of the colours.

    At the extreme end, you could add sooo much Br2 that the cyclohexene becomes the limiting reagent and you wouldn't see the decolourisation.
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    (Original post by Mihael_Keehl)
    Is there any difference when it is dilute/concentrated does that affect anything.

    I know that in cyclohexene the double bond will break, and the br2 will decolourise.
    In aqueous solution the bromine adds as BrOH making a bromoalcohol. This is because bromine reacts with water in an equilibrium:

    Br2 + H2O <==> BrOH + HBr

    And BrOH is a better electrophile than Br2
 
 
 
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