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Insertion

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  • An insertion is an addition in which an atom in one reactant is inserted between two atoms bound to each other by a covalent bond in the other reactant.

    If the bond connecting the two atoms between which an atom is inserted is a pi bond, the insertion leads to a three-membered ring.

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    see also oxidative insertion