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I How does understanding the reuctivity of ucids und bases relate to understanding reuctionsT In general: the key to understanding organic reactions is understanding where available electrons are and where they want to go (or with which atoms they want to form bonds) - think of reactions as interactions between electron rich and electron deficient atoms. 1. electron rich atoms - want to share electrons by donating them to the formation of a new bond. NUCLEOPHILE 2. electron poor atoms - want to accept electrons through the formation of a new bond. ELECTROPIIILE Identifying nucleophiles and electrophiles Nucleophile a) must have a !o+e
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course CHEM 281 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '11 term at Simon Fraser.

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