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Addition compound

Addition compound
Strictly, a complex of two or more complete molecules in which each preserves its fundamental structure and no covalent bonds are made or broken (e.g., hydrates of salts, adducts), loosely, association of acids with basic organic compounds (e.g., amines with HCl), more loosely, addition of two molecules without loss of any atom, but forming new covalent bonds (e.g., CH2==CH2 – Br2 → BrCH2-CH2Br).


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