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Why is CCl4 electrophile? And if it is electrophile, why do we use it as solvent in many organic reactions? Won’t it attract the electrons formed in the reaction?

Why is CCl4 electrophile? And if it is electrophile, why do we use it as solvent in many organic reactions? Won’t it attract the electrons formed in the reaction?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Vikas TU
14149 Points
5 years ago
CCl4 is an electrophile because chlorine has vacant d orbitals.
And thus are attracted to an electron rich centre.
Most electrophiles other than ccl4 has posotive charge over them. and has tenddency to accept electrons.
 
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And as solvent becaouse it has no +ve charge OR negative charge .

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