Sat February 18, 2012 By: Shruti Gupta

Unsaturated compounds show addition reactions but not saturated compounds.WHy??

Expert Reply
Sun February 19, 2012
Addition reations occur to unsaturated molecules as for addition we need vacant or unhybridised orbitals. In saturated molecules all the orbitals are already involved in bonding. So, addition can not occur.
Ask the Expert