Basic Mechanisms

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Selena_Wong_1I
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Basic Mechanisms

Postby Selena_Wong_1I » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:49 pm

When writing basic mechanisms, why do we draw the arrows from the nucleophiles to the electrophiles?

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Re: Basic Mechanisms

Postby Audrey_Hall_2I » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:57 pm

The arrows show the movement of electrons so the source of electrons is the nucleophile and the arrow shows that they move to the electrophile because they are attracted to its more positive charge


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