Drawing arrows for nucleophile/electrophile

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Drawing arrows for nucleophile/electrophile

Postby AllisonKimbell » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:56 pm

p.151 of the Organic Chemistry textbook shows the reaction of H3CH2COH2 --> H3CH2COH + H+

my question is, why is it a double arrow? the H shared 1 electron and the C shared 1 electron, so technically, didnt the C already have an electron and it should be a half-headed arrow?

clarification would be appreciated

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Re: Drawing arrows for nucleophile/electrophile

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:56 am

AllisonKimbell wrote:p.151 of the Organic Chemistry textbook shows the reaction of H3CH2COH2 --> H3CH2COH + H+

my question is, why is it a double arrow? the H shared 1 electron and the C shared 1 electron, so technically, didnt the C already have an electron and it should be a half-headed arrow?

clarification would be appreciated


There are 2 electrons total in the bond.


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