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Solution: Which of following statements best describes the general rea...

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Which of following statements best describes the general reactivity of alkynes?

a) An alkyne reacts as a nucleophile, and is therefore electron poor.

b) An alkyne reacts as an electrophile, and is therefore electron poor.

c) An alkyne reacts as a nucleophile, and is therefore electron rich.

d) Alkynes fail to undergo electrophilic addition reactions, unlike alkenes.

e) An alkyne reacts as an electrophile, and is therefore electron rich.