Alkenes and carbonyl compounds both contain a π bond

Question:

Alkenes and carbonyl compounds both contain a π bond but alkenes show electrophilic addition reactions whereas carbonyl compounds show nucleophilic addition reactions. Explain.

Solution:

Both the compounds carbon atom is attached to the electronegative atom oxygen. Thus the oxygen pulls more shared pair of electron towards them and a partial positive

charge will be acquired by carbon and a partial negative charge by oxygen. So carbonyl atom is attacked by a nucleophile.

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