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Electrophilic Addition Reactions

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    3761
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    Electrophilic addition is a reaction between an electrophile and nucleophile, adding to double or triple bonds. An electrophile is defined by a molecule with a tendency to react with other molecules containing a donatable pair of electrons. Thus, it is an "electron lover." A nucleophile is one that possesses a lone pair of electrons that can be easily shared. In essence, all nucleophiles are Lewis bases that attack nonhydrogen atoms (Lewis acids).


    This page titled Electrophilic Addition Reactions is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Jim Clark.

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