Electrophiles

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Marc Farah 3D
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Electrophiles

Postby Marc Farah 3D » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:10 pm

Why are elements like Florine and Chlorine which have so many electrons considered electrophiles? Shouldn't they be attracted to positive species?

Alex Dib 4H
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Re: Electrophiles

Postby Alex Dib 4H » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:01 pm

I think it is because they are attracted to electrons to complete their shells, due to 7 valence electrons. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Cinthia_Ramirez_3B
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Re: Electrophiles

Postby Cinthia_Ramirez_3B » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:41 pm

Fluorine and Chlorine are electrophiles because they need one more electron to satisfy the octet rule. Electrophiles are attracted to electrons.

Paul Sedaros 1B
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Re: Electrophiles

Postby Paul Sedaros 1B » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:38 pm

Halogens such as chlorine and fluorine are electrophile (electron-loving) because they want that one electron that will help them reach a noble gas state (full electron shell)


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