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Ewhy bisulphate ion is non nUCLIOPHILIC??WHY ETHER ARE LEWIS BASES

Ewhy bisulphate ion is non nUCLIOPHILIC??WHY ETHER ARE LEWIS BASES

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
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11 years ago

Dear abhishek,

Ethers serve as lewis bases. Strong acids protonate the oxygen to give "onium ions." For instance, diethyl ether forms a complex with borontrifluoride i.e. diethyl etherate (BF3.OEt2). Ethers also coordinate to Mg(II) center in Grignard reagents.

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Ethers serve as Lewis bases and Bronsted bases. Strong acids protonate the oxygen to give "onium ions." For instance, diethyl ether forms a complex with boron trifluoride, i.e. diethyl etherate (BF3.OEt2). Ethers also coordinate to Mg(II) center in Grignard reagents. Polyethers, including many antibiotics, cryptands, and crown ethers, bind alkali metal cations strongly.
SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
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11 years ago

Dear abhishek,

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