Nucleophillic Strength

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Amy Perez 2K
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Nucleophillic Strength

Postby Amy Perez 2K » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:54 am

How do you determine the nucleophillic strength for elements in the same column?

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Re: Nucleophillic Strength

Postby Christine Van 2E » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:15 am


Nucleophilic strength increases as you go down a column because the atoms get bigger. Bigger atoms mean the electron cloud is more polarizable, thus making it easier to donate electrons.

Hope that helps!

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