Stability of nucleophiles

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Gabrielle Schwab 1G
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Stability of nucleophiles

Postby Gabrielle Schwab 1G » Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:04 pm

So I know that something like Br- would be a nucleophile. I am just wondering why a species like this would be willing to share an electron with an electrophile because isn't a species like Br- it in its most stable from as it is?

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Re: Stability of nucleophiles

Postby PriyaKohli3B » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Not necessarily, Br2 is the most stable form of Br as that is the one found in nature Br- is the ion and because of this it is unstable and acts as a nucleophile binding to electrophiles.

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