8.2. General Form of the Reaction

A large variety of reactions can occur using nucleophilic π bonds. The simplest class of reactions are those where atoms and/or groups are added across the double bond (Scheme 8.1). The exact mechanisms for these reactions change depending on what groups are being added, but the general idea of converting a π bond into two new σ bonds remains the same.


Scheme 8.1 – Generalized Reaction Equation for Electrophilic Addition Across an Alkene.


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