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Electrophilic Addition

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  • An electrophilic addition is an addition reaction of an alkene or an alkyne that begins with the reaction of the alkene or alkyne with an electrophilic atom in another reactant.

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    first step of the reaction:

    eg. 2:

    first step of the reaction:

    see also nucleophilic addition

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