How can you solve addition reactions?
Addition reactions open a double or triple bond and the new atoms are simply added in.
Addition reaction happen with alkenes and alkynes - hydrocarbons that have double or triple bonds. This is because the
In terms of the equation, addition reaction are very easy to solve. They look very straightforward. For example,
You can see how obvious that looks. Nothing is taken away or swapped - it is just straight-up addition.
It's easy to think about a double or triple bond as a gate. When new atoms are added, it simply opens to accept them. A triple bond in an alkyne opens once to become a double bond, and opens again to become a single bond.
This is a basic formula for addition reactions.
Nothing changes, only a double or triple bond opens and the new atoms are added in.