Hydride shifts and methyl shifts can occur in organic chemistry reactions if there is a carbocation intermediate. While Markovnikov’s rule placed the carbocation on the more substituted of the 2 former sp2 (double bound) carbon atoms, if there is an EVEN MORE substituted carbon nearby you’ll get a carbocation rearrangement.
This video helps you understand the logic behind the carbocation rearrangement, along with specific patterns to look for when deciding between a hydride shift or methyl shift.
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