Use Coupon: CART20 and get 20% off on all online Study Material

Total Price: Rs.

There are no items in this cart.
Continue Shopping
Gurjot Singh Marwah Grade: 11
        What is inductive effect

8 years ago

Answers : (1)

Ramesh V
70 Points

The most basic way to explain it is that the inductive effect is used to explain how certain groups can "Push" and "Pull" charge that is next to them, the most common example is the Methyl (or similar alkyl group) that will "Push" negative charge from itself and toward whatever it is attatched to, this is called a "+I" group because of this effect. The pushing of negative charge towards something that is positive will help make that species a little less positive then if it was all alone and therefore less unstable.

This also applied to elminination and addition reactions, In early chemistry you may have done the addition of
to an alkene such as Propene, although at higher levels this is described more eliquently with anti additions and such if you use the mechanism that a Br "Adds" to one of the carbons on either side of the double bond, and leaves a positive charge on the other carbon then the inductive effect plays a role in determining the most preferred place for that first Br atom to add (The least substituted place, so the inductive effect pushes charge onto the cation)




8 years ago
Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?
Answer & Earn Cool Goodies
  • Complete JEE Main/Advanced Course and Test Series
  • OFFERED PRICE: Rs. 15,900
  • View Details

Ask Experts

Have any Question? Ask Experts

Post Question

Answer ‘n’ Earn
Attractive Gift
To Win!!! Click Here for details