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Electrophiles vs Nucelophiles

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:24 pm
by Rachel Lipman
Any quick tips on determining whether an element/compound is an electrophile or nucleophile?

Re: Electrophiles vs Nucelophiles

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:55 pm
by Orly Termeie 3I
Hey! Something is usually a nucleophile if it has a negative charge or a full octet of electrons. Something is usually an electrophile if it has a positive charge and not a full octet. Thus it would want to gain electrons.

Re: Electrophiles vs Nucelophiles

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:28 pm
by Amy Wong 1I
Nucleophiles are electron rich and are basically Lewis Bases like OH-. Electrophiles are electron deficient.