Electrophilic Elements

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Electrophilic Elements

Postby 504594108 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:02 pm

Why is F (neutral) an electrophile?

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Re: Electrophilic Elements

Postby AvaM1c » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:59 pm

Atoms that do not have a full octet (such as F since it has 7 valence electrons instead of 8) are considered to have an "open valence" and therefore could be considered electrophiles because they are technically "electron deficient"

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