-CH3 Nucleophile

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-CH3 Nucleophile

Postby kshalbi » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:50 pm

Does the "-" before the CH3 represent a negative charge on the carbon, or does it just indicate where the nucleophile attaches?

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Re: -CH3 Nucleophile

Postby Phu Mai 1G » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:58 pm

-CH3 is where it is attached. because CH3 has an extra electron, it can forms bonds and break and give electrons. See ClCH3 in the course reader on page 85.

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Re: -CH3 Nucleophile

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:36 am

In addition, a negatively charged CH3 nucleophile would be displayed with a lone pair and a negative charge sign.

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