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The number of stereoisomers obtained by bromiantion of trans-2-butene is

$(a)\;1 \\ (b)\;2\\(c)\;3 \\ (d)\;4 $

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Addition of halogens on alkenes is predominantly anti- addition .
Anti- addition of $Br_2$ on trans alkene produces meso compound.
Hence a is the correct answer.
answered Feb 21, 2014 by meena.p

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