why are addition reactions reversible at high temperature ,but substitution reactions are not?

Asked by angad1008 | 19th Feb, 2011, 09:25: PM

Expert Answer:

In addition reaction there is change in the number of  substituents on carbon atom where as in the substitution reaction the number of substituents remains same but substituent changes . Hence addition reaction are reversible at high temperature but substitution reactions are not. 

Answered by  | 21st Feb, 2011, 11:21: AM

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