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Nucleophilic Solvent

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  • A nucleophilic solvent is a solvent that acts as the nucleophile in a reaction.  The most common nucleophile solvents are water and alcohols.

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    In this nucleophilic substitution reaction, the solvent water acts as the nucleophile as well.