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# What is an addition reaction?

Oct 6, 2016

An addition reaction is a reaction where two smaller molecules react to form a bigger molecule with no other products.

#### Explanation:

For example:

$\text{ethene " + " bromine" rarr "1,2-dibromoethane}$

${\text{C"_2"H"_4 + "Br"_2 rarr "C"_2"H"_4"Br}}_{2}$