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how chlorine can act as both a electrophile as well as nucleophile.....???

how chlorine can act as both a electrophile as well as nucleophile.....???

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onkar kumar
33 Points
9 years ago

As chlorine has 7 electrons it has vacancy for 1 electron, therefore it can act as electrophile to complete its octet. But on the other side it has 3 lone pairs which can be donated to those which has deficiency of electorns.

ANUBHAV SINHA
13 Points
9 years ago

chlorine in Cl- form acts as nucleophile(eg:SN reactions)  and in Cl+ form acts as electrophile(eg : friedel crafts alkylation)

mohit yadav
54 Points
9 years ago

chlorine exibit both +ve as well as -ve oxidatoion state .

vivek kumar
57 Points
9 years ago

as it can exhibit variable oxidation states

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