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Thu October 27, 2011 By: Smit Modi

1.what is nucleophilic substitution reaction and nucleophilic addition reaction. 2.what is electrophilic substitution and addition reactions? (give me full explanation and difference between them with some example plz).

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Thu October 27, 2011

Nucleophilic substitution reaction:-The reactions in which a nucleophile substitutes another nucleophile are called as nucleophilic substitution reaction.For example,

 CH3Br + OH- CH3OH + Br-

Nucleophilic addition reaction:-The reactions in which a nucleophile add to a  given reactant  are called as nucleophilic addition reaction. 

H2C=CH2 +  HBr BrH2C-CH3

Here Br- nucleophile is added to the given alkene.

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