Anyone have a defintion for a nucleophille?

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teacher didnt tell us and its come up in some past paers so thankss

Posted Sun 29th April, 2012 @ 17:02 by Edward Pinches

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I found a more simple definition (I couldn't understand the first one!) :

Nucleophile = 'a compound or functional group that is attractive to centres of positive charge, and donates electrons, especially donating an electron pair to an electrophile to form a bond'

Electrophile = 'a compound or functional group that is attractive to, and accepts electrons, especially accepting an electron pair from a nucleophile to form a bond'

:D

Answered Sun 29th April, 2012 @ 18:44 by Olivia
Edited by Olivia on Sun 29th April, 2012 @ 20:44
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thanks hun :) i understood all the last bit that s a reall good definition though!

Answered Sun 29th April, 2012 @ 17:41 by Edward Pinches