Why is CO2 an electrophile?

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Izzy Ick 4B
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Why is CO2 an electrophile?

Postby Izzy Ick 4B » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:25 pm

Why is CO2 considered an electrophile?

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Re: Why is CO2 an electrophile?

Postby Danny Vo 1K » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:45 pm

Hi! I believe it is because you can consider one of the pi bonds in C-O to jump to an oxygen, leaving C slightly positive.


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