I did not say the formation of HOBr. I said that in water Br+ and "HO-" can add to the double bond, overall an addition of HOBr. to give a bromohydrin.
Ok, so how does the reaction take place? (from what I read bromohydrin is usually formed with alkene+H2
. So for this reaction, does that mean that H2 will be produced? (the most obvious formula I can think of is C2
+ HBr +H2O --> CH2
OH + H2
, which I think is obviously wrong, because H2
is very unlikely to be liberated. )