Courses
Courses for Kids
Free study material
Free LIVE classes
More

# Nascent hydrogen consist of:

Last updated date: 22nd Mar 2023
Total views: 205.2k
Views today: 2.84k
The idea of nascent hydrogen was once used to describe dissolving-metal reactions including the Clemmensen and Bouveault–Blanc reductions. A special state of hydrogen was proposed because organic compounds do not react with ${H_2}$ . The idea of embryonic hydrogen is now dismissed, if not mocked, since dissolving-metal reactions occur at the metal level. It is now known that nascent hydrogen is hydrogen in the form of single atoms, rather than hydrogen in the form of molecules, as it is in the gaseous state. Individual hydrogen atoms or ions are extremely reactive.