Answer in Organic Chemistry for Asif Sultan #122316
April 21st, 2023
One of the resonance structures of carbon monoxide (CO) is carbon and oxygen connected with a triple bond with negative charge on carbon and positive charge on oxygen. Therefore CO can act as a nucleophilic agent in reactions. For example, the reaction between and affording oxocarbenium ions (acyl cations) is a key step in the well-known Koch–Haaf reaction for preparing from alkenes.