. Assertion: Alkynes are more reactive towards nucleophilic addition reaction as compared to alkenes

Reason: Alkynes contain two pi bonds, while alkenes have only one bond

Best Answer

Answer ||| b

Solution ||| Although there are more p electrons associated with the triple bond, the sp hybridised carbon exert a strong attraction for these p electrons which are consequently bound more tightly to the functional group than are the p electrons of a double bond. Hence, a nucleophile attack more readily on triple bonded carbon atom.


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