Halogens

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Parsia Vazirnia 2L
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Halogens

Postby Parsia Vazirnia 2L » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:46 pm

Are halogens considered nucleophiles or electrophiles? They would want to complete their octet of electrons so they would be electrophiles correct?

Monica Habashy 3A
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Re: Halogens

Postby Monica Habashy 3A » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:48 pm

Halogens are electron rich which is why they are nucleophiles.

Joslyn_Santana_2B
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Re: Halogens

Postby Joslyn_Santana_2B » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:06 pm

I wouldn't look at that as a definite rule though.
For example, Exercise 4.1 part d is F by itself, and it is an electrophile.

Parsia Vazirnia 2L
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Re: Halogens

Postby Parsia Vazirnia 2L » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:42 pm

then they could potentiall be both?

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Re: Halogens

Postby Ruiz Samantha 2C » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:50 pm

F by itself would be an electrophile because it needs an extra electron to be complete. F- however, is a nucleophile and it will be more attracted to a positively charged element.


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