6.4 Nucleophiles, Electrophiles, and Intermediates

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    Nucleophiles

    -Nucleophiles are electron pair donors (generally have a lone pair of electrons)

    -Most strong nucleophiles have a negative charge

    nucleophiles

    Electrophiles

    -Electrophiles are electron pair acceptors

    -Typically have at least a partial positive charge

    electrophiles

    Intermediates

    Carbocations

    carbocation stability trend

    Radicals

    radical stability trend

    Carbanions

    carbanion stability trend
    hyperconjugation