oxidative addition

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.O04367
The @I03058@ of a metal complex into a @C01384@ involving formally an overall two-electron loss on one metal or a one-electron loss on each of two metals, i.e. \[\text{L}_{n}\text{M}^{m}+\text{XY}\rightarrow \text{L}_{n}\text{M}^{m+2}\left(\text{X}\right)\left(\text{Y}\right)\] or \[2\text{L}_{n}\text{M}^{m}+\text{XY}\rightarrow \text{L}_{n}\text{M}^{m+1}\left(\text{X}\right)+\text{L}_{n}\text{M}^{m+1}\left(\text{Y}\right)\] In @R05066@ chemistry, the term is used to indicate a radical addition to a carbon–carbon double bond, under oxidative conditions. For example:
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Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1149 [Terms] [Paper]