what is an addition reaction?

Asked by  | 21st Mar, 2008, 08:02: PM

Expert Answer:

when 2 or more reactants combine to form 1 product .An addition reaction, in chemistry, is in its simplest terms an organic reaction where two or more molecules combine to form a larger one.There are two main types of polar addition reactionsElectrophilic addition  & Nucleophilic addition.

Other non-polar addition reactions exists as well:

Addition reactions are limited to chemical compounds that have multiply-bonded atoms:

Answered by  | 28th May, 2008, 08:45: AM

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