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

Asked by gupta.shruti2908 | 18th Feb, 2012, 06:14: PM

Expert Answer:

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.

Answered by  | 19th Feb, 2012, 01:47: PM

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