Double Bonds

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Leah M 2C
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Double Bonds

Postby Leah M 2C » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:59 pm

Why is a double bond considered a nucleophile?

Samantha Miceli 3J
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Re: Double Bonds

Postby Samantha Miceli 3J » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:01 pm

A double bond is considered a nucleophile because it is a region that is electron rich.

amyjunus1A
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Re: Double Bonds

Postby amyjunus1A » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:48 am

It is helpful to think of anywhere where there is a lot of electrons (double/triple bonds or lone pairs being the most prominent) as an electron-rich area that will contribute to making a nucleophile.

Rachel Lipman
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Re: Double Bonds

Postby Rachel Lipman » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:12 pm

It is also easy to note that the double bond is what will be broken to provide electrons to the electron deficient molecule (electrophile).


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