Is F a electrophile or nucleophile?

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Tina_Keshishian_2F
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Is F a electrophile or nucleophile?

Postby Tina_Keshishian_2F » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:12 pm

Is F an electrophile or a nucleophile? How about F-?

DianaR2I
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Re: Is F a electrophile or nucleophile?

Postby DianaR2I » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:14 pm

F- is a nucleophile.

Chiao-Wei Cheng 3e
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Re: Is F a electrophile or nucleophile?

Postby Chiao-Wei Cheng 3e » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:33 pm

F is an electrophile because it is electron deficient. It has 7 valence electrons and wants to complete the full octet.

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Re: Is F a electrophile or nucleophile?

Postby Yasmine Choroomi 2C » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:20 am

F is an electrophile because it needs one more electron to get the full octet. However, F- is a nucleophile because it would have an extra electron to give up!


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