electron withdrawing groups

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Sharon Rodriguez 3H
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electron withdrawing groups

Postby Sharon Rodriguez 3H » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:11 am

What are some important/common electron withdrawing groups that we should look out for? Also could somebody further explain differences between electron withdrawing groups and electron donating groups? Thanks!

Jessica Tejero 3L
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Re: electron withdrawing groups

Postby Jessica Tejero 3L » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:07 pm

An electron withdrawing group draws electrons away from a reaction center. When this center is an electron rich carbanion or an alkoxide anion, the presence of the electron-withdrawing substituent has a stabilizing effect. Electron withdrawing group are atoms or groups that draw electron density from neighboring atoms towards itself.

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