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    (Original post by Sam_C_)
    Is hydrogenation an example of electrophillic addition?
    It is addition, but not usually counted as electrophilic, as it requires a nickel catalyst.

    The catalyst itself is involved in the mechanism, probably as a template that weakens the double bond allowing the hydrogenation to proceed more easily.
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    (Original post by charco)
    It is addition, but not usually counted as electrophilic, as it requires a nickel catalyst.

    The catalyst itself is involved in the mechanism, probably as a template that weakens the double bond allowing the hydrogenation to proceed more easily.
    Thank you that explains it better than anywhere else I’ve seen.
 
 
 
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