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Is single bond or triple bond more reactive?


Asked by sruthy.chip...(student) , on 1/3/11

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triple bond is more reactive than single bond. this is because the pi bonds that form the triple bond  are formed by sideways overlapping of p orbitals. and this side ways overlapping is weak and can be easily broken by addition reactions. the planar over lapping of single bonds is however strong.

the order of reactivity of multiple bonds in general is ;  single< double < triple.

Posted by Anandita(student)on 2/3/11

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