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Why in nucleophilic add. Reacn , the positive carbon atom is attacked first?

7 years ago


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nucleophile is aspecies which contain lone pair of electrons

7 years ago


Dear Sumit,

hetero double bonds such as C=O or CN triple bond show a wide variety. These bonds are polar (have a large difference in electronegativity between the two atoms) consequently carbon carries a partial positive charge. This makes this atom the primary target for the nucleophile.

Thank you.

7 years ago

but the negative oxygen may be attacked before carbon

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