Electrophiles and Nucleophiles for Quiz 3

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Jimmy Zhou 3D
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Electrophiles and Nucleophiles for Quiz 3

Postby Jimmy Zhou 3D » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:15 pm

Just wondering,

Do we only need to know how to IDENTIFY nucleophiles and electrophiles for quiz 3 or do we also need to be able to KNOW them based on strength as a nucleophile or electrophile?

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Re: Electrophiles and Nucleophiles for Quiz 3

Postby Eljie_2F » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:45 pm

I do not believe you need to know the strength of each electro or nucleophile. But if it is asked, you can estimate through size of atoms and other determinants of electronegativity.

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Re: Electrophiles and Nucleophiles for Quiz 3

Postby Julia Hwang 3G » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:54 pm

I think it's good to be able to identify them but also know the strengths since the assigned readings do cover it, even though it wasn't emphasized in lecture.

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Re: Electrophiles and Nucleophiles for Quiz 3

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:22 pm

There course reader and hw questions covers relative strength of nucleophiles and electrophiles so you are expected to be able to rationalize their strengths.


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