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Postby Tiffany_Luu_1F » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:53 am

What is wrong with having the arrows on the element?

Jasmine Cha 1A
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Re: Arrows

Postby Jasmine Cha 1A » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:54 am

The electrons are transferred from the bond that is broken, so you want to have the arrow pointing from the bond being broken to the element receiving the electrons (electrophile).

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Re: Arrows

Postby Marissa Petchpradub 2F » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:29 pm

To add on, you draw the arrows from the bond to the element (which tends to be more electronegative) and draw arrows from the lone-pair electrons of an element (nucleophile, usually an ion) to the element that would be receiving the electrons.

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Re: Arrows

Postby Julia Nakamura 2D » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:05 pm

Basically, the arrow needs to be drawn from the source of the electron (lone pairs, double bonds, or triple bonds) to where the electrons are going.

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Re: Arrows

Postby Kaitlin_Ryan_ 3K » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:50 pm

Also remember that a half-headed arrow means the transfer of only 1 electron, while a double-headed arrow means the transfer of 2 electrons.

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