Addition of C2H4 and HI

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Addition of C2H4 and HI

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:40 pm

For the electrophilic addition reaction between C2H4 and HI, does the electron go from the hydrogen to the carbon even though carbon is more electronegative?

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Re: Addition of C2H4 and HI

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:40 pm

The electrons DO NOT go from hydrogen to carbon. The carbon uses the electrons in the double bond to attack the proton, giving the electrons from the HI bond to I-. The I- then attacks the carbocation.


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