Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Electrophile definition Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I'm reading the OCR A chemistry text book, one of the questions is: Define an Electrophile.
    I believe that an Electrophile is a species that accepts a pair of electrons.
    However, the answers in the back for this question is, I quote, "An electron pair donor". Am I wrong or..?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    You're right mate, a nucleophile is an electron pair donor, that's probably a typo in the book.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Not_a_horse)
    You're right mate, a nucleophile is an electron pair donor, that's probably a typo in the book.
    Thanks bud! This book is riddled with errors
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Electrophile is 'electron pair acceptor'. The book has an error. Most textbooks are full of errors!
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Should Spain allow Catalonia to declare independence?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

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