Shifana Asked a Question
July 28, 2020 8:29 ampts 30 pts
why elecyrophilic attack take place more easily on double bond than triple bond?
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  • Priyanshu kumar Best Answer
    Alkenes are more reactive than alkynes towards electrophilic addition reaction. This is due to formation of highly strained bridged carbocation (3 member ring with a double bond). ...
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    Priyanshu kumar
    Alkynes form a vinyl carbocation as an intermediate in electrophillic addition reactions. Vinyl carbocations are unstable compared to the carbocations formed during the electrophil...
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  • Dinesh khalmaniya thankyou
    the orbital overlap places the electron density directly between the nuclei of the two C atoms combining. This gives a strong bond so the bonding molecular orbitals are low energy ...
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    Dinesh khalmaniya
    got it??
  • Suman Kumar
    The triple bonds of alkynes, because of its high electron density, are easily attacked by electrophiles, but less reactive than alkenes due to the compact C-C electron cloud
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  • Shifana
    ys.. thnks
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