Electrophilic Addition

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Electrophilic Addition

Electrophilic Addition is a reaction associated with organic chemistry. In the reaction, a π bond is broken and two σ bonds are formed. The substrate must have either a double bond or a triple bond

The main force behind this reaction is the formation of an electrophile (X). The electrophile forms a covalent bond with an electron rich, saturated C=C bond. The positive charge on X is then transferred to the carbon-carbon bond, this forms a CARBOCATION (A carbocation is an ion with a positively charged carbon atom. The charged carbon atom has only six electrons in its outer


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