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which of the following behaves as (a) a nucleophile (b) an electrophile (c) both or (d) neither? Cl minus , NO plus , H2O , CH3Oh , CH4 , CH2O , CH3CN , CH3CH=CH2 , AlCl3 , BeCl2 , Cr plus3 , H2 and SnCl4... pls classify and let me know as soon as possible....

which of the following behaves as (a) a nucleophile (b) an electrophile (c) both or (d) neither?

Cl minus , NO plus , H2O , CH3Oh , CH4 , CH2O , CH3CN , CH3CH=CH2 , AlCl3 , BeCl2 , Cr plus3 , H2 and SnCl4...
pls classify and let me know as soon as possible....

Grade:12

1 Answers

abhishek sahu,IIT-K
33 Points
12 years ago

Cl minus - nucleophile   ,
 NO plus - electrophile  ,
H2O - nucleophile   ,
CH3OH - nucleophile due to lp   ,  
CH4 - neither   ,  
CH2O - can't say i don't thnk it can't be used as nucleophile or electrophile ,  
CH3CN - gives CN- which is nucleophile   ,  
CH3CH=CH2 - nucleophile as double bond can  attack a gven compound   ,  
AlCl3 - electrophile - due lack of octet configuration,      
BeCl2 - can't say -    ,  
Cr plus3 - i guess used incase of oxidation thugh seems to be electrophile due to +ve character    , H2 - reduction with another reagent may be Nickel or someother  and   SnCl4 - can't say...

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