Identifying

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KarenaKaing_1D
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Identifying

Postby KarenaKaing_1D » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:24 pm

How do you know if an element is a nucleophile or electrophile if there is no positive or negative charge on it? For example, would F be a nucleophile or electrophile?

Sammy Toscano 1D
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Re: Identifying

Postby Sammy Toscano 1D » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:29 pm

It depends on the molecule/atom, but F for example, and other halogens, are electrophiles because they prefer to have a full octet as an anion.

Alli Foreman 2H
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Re: Identifying

Postby Alli Foreman 2H » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:29 pm

F would be an electrophile because it is seeking another electron to complete its outer shell. As it is in the second column from the right on the periodic table, it has 7 electrons in its outer shell. Remember that atoms always want to have a full outer shell.


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