Forming a Nucleophile Bond

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TeaK1C
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Forming a Nucleophile Bond

Postby TeaK1C » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:51 pm

In lecture, when a nucleophile was added to the structure H-C-Cl-H, the C-Cl bond was broken in the process. Did this happen because carbon can only have 4 bonds or do you always have to break a bond when you form another bond with the nucleophile?

Saitiel1
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Re: Forming a Nucleophile Bond

Postby Saitiel1 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:00 pm

Yes, the bond C-Cl bond was broken because there should only be a maximum of four bonds. Carbon's outer shell can only hold 8 electrons.


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