In organic reactions what is mend by addition reaction?

In organic reactions what is mend by addition reaction?


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Aarti Gupta
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8 years ago

An addition reaction is an organic reaction where two or more molecules combine to form a larger one.These reactions are limited to chemical compounds that have multiple bonds, such as molecules with carbon-carbon double bonds(alkenes) or with triple bonds(alkynes). Molecules containing carbon—hetero double bonds like carbonyl (C=O) groups, or imine (C=N) groups, can undergo addition as they too have double bond character.An addition reaction is the opposite of an elimination reaction.

Addition of chlorine to ethylene
There are two main types of polar addition reactions: electrophilic addition and nucleophilic addition. Two non-polar addition reaction exists as well called free radical addition and cycloadditions.In polymerizations they are called addition polymerization.
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