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NucElec - Nucleophiles Electrophiles and Leaving Groups...

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Nucleophiles, Electrophiles and Leaving Groups
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Nucleophiles • Translation: Nucleus-loving Chemical meaning: Reacts with positively- charged (or partially positive) atoms (electrophiles: electron-loving) • Characteristics: Nucleophilic atoms will have either lone pairs or pi bonds that can be used to form new bonds to electrophiles
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Nucleophile Examples Anions Pi bonds Atoms with lone pairs Br C C H H H H H O H OH C N C C H H C C C C C C H H H H H H N H H H O C H 3 C CH 3
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