Ambidentate nucleophiles

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Katrina_Domingo_3G
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Ambidentate nucleophiles

Postby Katrina_Domingo_3G » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:00 pm

Can someone pls explain what an ambidentate nucleophile is? Thanks!!

MayaKhalil_1L
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Re: Ambidentate nucleophiles

Postby MayaKhalil_1L » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:48 pm

They're nucleophiles that can as an electron source through different atoms because they have lone pairs on these multiple atoms... Hope that helps (:

CN- is a good example bc the atoms are bonded by a triple bond with each atom having a lone pair...therefore each atom can act as a nucleophile

Dianna Grigorian 1C
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Re: Ambidentate nucleophiles

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:11 pm

Is an ambient nucleophile just another term for this?


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