Nucleophile and Electrophile

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Nayeon Kang 2M
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Nucleophile and Electrophile

Postby Nayeon Kang 2M » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:48 pm

In the book, it says F (Florine) is an electrophile since it wants more electron. Then does that mean Li (Lithium) and Na (sodium) are nucleophiles??

Garrett_Reynolds_1D
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Re: Nucleophile and Electrophile

Postby Garrett_Reynolds_1D » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:52 pm

Yes, I believe this is correct and those are nucleophiles.

Ranica Hortelano 2D
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Re: Nucleophile and Electrophile

Postby Ranica Hortelano 2D » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:49 pm

Yes, fluorine is a nucleophile since it is highly electronegative while Li and Na are electrophiles since they are less electronegative and more positive.

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Re: Nucleophile and Electrophile

Postby 104781135 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:52 pm

In the course reader, we can also determine electrophiles and nucleophiles based on delta positive or negative, right? Can anybody explain that to me more clearly please? Thanks!


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