How can you easily differentiate between these reactions?

a. Electrophilic substitution
b. Electrophilic addition
c. nucleophilic substitution
d. nucleophilic addition

1 Answer
Apr 11, 2017

Answer:

Look at the reactants and the products

Explanation:

a. Electrophilic substitution - will involve a positive charge seeking reactant, that replaces a group on your organic compound

b. Electrophilic addition - will involve a positive charge seeking reactant, that adds onto your organic compound

c. Nucleophilic substitution - will involve a negative charge seeking reactant, that replaces a functional group on your organic compound

d. Nucleophilic addition - will involve a negative charge seeking reactant, that adds onto your organic compound