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Electrophilic and nucleophilic reactions

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:32 pm
by em_farag
What determines if a reaction as a whole is electrophilic, such as an electrophilic addition reaction; is it based on the atom/molecule added to the larger molecule? Is there such a thing as a nucleophilic addition reaction?

Re: Electrophilic and nucleophilic reactions

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:11 pm
by Chem_Mod
Yes, in an electrophilic addition reaction, an electrophile is added to the main compound in the first step.