Available quantitative data of the reactivity of organosilicon compounds were subjected to correlation analysis. As an alternative to the carbon chemistry values, the scale of steric constants E S (Si) can be used for organosilicon compounds and the inductive effect is best expressed by two terms, involving the parameter of electronegativity of substituents. Alkyl substituents contribute to the reactivity exclusively through their steric effects, steric and polar effects in silicon compounds are additive and the resonance effect is insignificant. The correlation analysis can be employed in investigations of organosilicon reactions along with other methods. <alternatives> [...] </alternatives>
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