insertion reaction

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A type of chemical reaction in which an atom or group is inserted between two atoms in a molecule. A common example is the insertion of carbene:R3C-X+CH2: → R3CCH2X The opposite of an insertion reaction is an extrusion reaction.

R3C-X+CH2: → R3CCH2X

Subjects: Chemistry.

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