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?
  • 2 Answer(s)
  • 0 Likes
  • 4 Comments
  • Shares
  • 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). ...
    Show more
    Likes(1) Reply(3)
    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...
    Show more
    • cropped2076773808921625627.jpg
  • 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 ...
    Show more
    Likes(0) Reply(2)
    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
    Likes(0) Reply(5)
    Suman Kumar
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/42720/why-does-bromine-add-to-a-double-bond-instead-of-a-triple-bond-if-both-are-...
    Show more
  • Shifana
    ys.. thnks
    Likes(0) Reply(0)