The nucleophile will attack here meo ome h meo h nu

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Unformatted text preview: charged carbon so that is the electrophilic site as it has an empty orbital. The nucleophile will attack here. MeO OMe H MeO H Nu OMe Nu The other cation has a three- valent oxygen atom that cannot be the electrophilic site. The nucleophile must attack the proton instead. Some nucleophiles might attack the carbon atom joined to the cationic oxygen. Nu Nu + HO O H O Nu + NuH The two carbonyl compounds will be attacked at the carbonyl group by the nucleophile. In general, π- bonds are more...
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