What is ADDITIVE COMPOUNDS?

Are those formed, as it were, by mere addition of elements to compounds or of compounds to compounds, instead of by substitution or replacement. For example, ethylene,an unsaturated hydrocarbon, combines with chlorine, forming ethylene chloride, by direct addition, thus satisfying two spare affinities of the carbon atoms in the ethylene.

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