Identifying Electrophiles and Nucleophiles

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Mayvera Doaran 2H
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Identifying Electrophiles and Nucleophiles

Postby Mayvera Doaran 2H » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:57 pm

How do you distinguish electrophiles from nucleophiles given any molecule? Would you need to compare two molecules to determine that?

Bryan Trieu 1F
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Re: Identifying Electrophiles and Nucleophiles

Postby Bryan Trieu 1F » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:41 pm

Nucleophiles often have negative charges while electrophiles often have positive charges. Thus the electrophiles are the ones that are attacked because the electron comes from the negative charge of the nucleophiles.


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