If we have an alkene reacting with bromine, then I know that the the reaction happens by a cyclic intermediate. But if we add alcoholic KOH to the products formed, then what will be the major products formed?
I don't understand the meaning of trans addition in case of only one π and σ bonds where the bond formed after addition is free to rotate as it is σ bond. If bromine adds in an anti manner, then can it not convert to the cis form?
I am not sure if using the terms like 'trans' and 'cis' in case of σ bond is correct. I am not sure whether it's a molecule of bromine or HBr will be eliminated after addition of alcoholic KOH.