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Why does NOCL adds to alkenes as NO+ and Cl-?Why not as NO- and Cl+?

Why does NOCL adds to alkenes as NO+ and Cl-?Why not as NO- and Cl+?

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Bhavya
askIITians Faculty 1281 Points
5 years ago
Dear student
NOCl adds as NO+ and Cl- instead of NO- and Cl+ because of electromeric effect between N and O due to which nitrogen becomes slightly positive.505-2464_Nitrogen_oxychloride.gif
The following reaction mechanism will make it more clear for you to understand.
505-590_Electrophilic_addition_of_NOCl_to_propylene_oxide.png

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