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Why ‘Ag’ leaves R-NC when R-X is reacted with AgCN? Need a better explaination.

Why ‘Ag’ leaves R-NC when R-X is reacted with AgCN? Need a better explaination.

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Suraj Prasad IIT Patna
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7 years ago
silver cyanide is covalent compound.... so what happens is that the attack takes place through the nitrogen atom as it has lone pair of electrons
instead of the attack through the carbon...... hence RNC is formed and not RCN..….…...
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