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which is more reactive nucleophile among the following pairs? 1. NH 2 - NH 3 2. Cl - I - 3. H 2 O NH 3 4. HS - HO - 5. H 3 O + H 2 O 6. NH 3 NH + 4

which is more reactive nucleophile among the following pairs?

1.  NH2-   NH3

2. Cl-    I-

3. H2O   NH3

4. HS-   HO-

5.  H3O+  H2O

6.  NH3   NH+4


1 Answers

Askiitians Expert Himanshu Geed - IIT Delhi
31 Points
11 years ago

Dear Dinesh,

Here is the table for reference. You should memorize it, it's useful in many reactivity questions.

Very Good I-, HS-, RS

Good Br-, HO-, RO-, NC-, N3-

Fair NH3, Cl-, F-, RCO2-

Weak H2O, ROH

Very Weak RCO2H

The answers to your questions would be:

1. NH2-

2. I-

3. NH3

4. HS-

5. H2O

6. NH3

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