More or less nucleophilic?

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More or less nucleophilic?

Postby YINMEICHAN_3F » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:30 pm

How do you know if something is more nucleophilic or less nucleophilic? Is it based on where it is on the periodic table?

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Re: More or less nucleophilic?

Postby Aaron_Trell_2J » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:44 pm

I believe that it is based on the electronegativity of the molecules that you are talking about. A higher electronegativity means that the molecule is more nucleophilic.

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Re: More or less nucleophilic?

Postby Azeel_Mohammed_1C » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:32 pm

Yes, so it's based primarily on the electronegativity and the charge of the molecules.

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