Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey! Sign in to get help with your study questionsNew here? Join for free to post

Eletrophile vs Neclophile

Announcements Posted on
Become part of the Welcome Squad! Apply here! 28-10-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Hi,

    I ALWAYS the two the wrong way around, I know one is an Electron Pair donor and the other an Electron pair acceptor ?


    How can I make sure I get it the right way around ? Does anyone have a good rhyme ?


    Cheers

    C12
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    a nucleophile is an electron pair donor
    • 11 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Phile indicates love for something.

    Hence, nucleophile indicates something that is nucleus loving.

    Only a negative species could love something as positive as a nucleus :sexface:

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my GT-I9100
    • 4 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Carbon12)
    Hi,

    I ALWAYS the two the wrong way around, I know one is an Electron Pair donor and the other an Electron pair acceptor ?


    How can I make sure I get it the right way around ? Does anyone have a good rhyme ?


    Cheers

    C12
    Nucleii are positively charged.
    Electrons are negatively charged.
    Phile = to like.

    Nucleophiles are attracted to positive charge, electrophiles are attracted to negative charge.

    From that you can infer that nucleophiles are electron donors, and electrophiles electron acceptors.
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    OK - like Paedophile, someone who likes Children. Eletrophiles LOVES Electrons ? I like that Idea thank you
    • 11 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Carbon12)
    OK - like Paedophile, someone who likes Children. Eletrophiles LOVES Electrons ? I like that Idea thank you
    Yes, precisely

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 15, 2012
New on TSR

Halloween 2014

Join the TSR Halloween party...if you dare!

Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.