Electrophile/Nucleophile CO2

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Matthew Oh 3I
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Electrophile/Nucleophile CO2

Postby Matthew Oh 3I » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:18 pm

Is CO2 electrophile or nucleophile and how do you tell?

Anthony Rosas 2K
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Re: Electrophile/Nucleophile CO2

Postby Anthony Rosas 2K » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:29 pm

It is an electrophile. This is because the two Oxygen atoms are pulling electrons from the central carbon atom. This causes the carbon atom to have a partial positive charge which is the characteristic of an electrophile.

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