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Why mercuric ion catalysed hydration of alkynes is Nucleophilic hydration although electrophilic Hg++ adds first?

Why mercuric ion catalysed hydration of alkynes is Nucleophilic hydration although electrophilic Hg++ adds first?

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Sai Theja K
18 Points
11 years ago

reactivity of alkynes towards addition reactions is less compared to alkene , so to activate it we use Hg++ as a catalyst

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