Double Bond Nucleophile

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Double Bond Nucleophile

Postby Angela_Pu_3C » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:35 am

On pg 152 of Intro to OChem there is an ex w two steps. The first step displays propene and Hydrogen bromide. In the description for this step it says that propene is the nucleophile, but shouldn't the double bond in propene be labeled the nucleophile. Idk if this is technical or what bc it's more specific to identify the double bond as the nucleophile so? If not in this ex then in what cases would it be applicable to say that the double bond is the nucleophile? Thanks

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Re: Double Bond Nucleophile

Postby Shailyn_Moore_3C » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 am

I'm pretty sure they were just generalizing that propene was the nucleophile but yes the double bond would specifically be the nucleophile in this case so when you do draw curved arrows depicting the movement of electrons you would connect it to the double bond specifically.

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