How do you determine a nucleophile or a base?

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Apr 22, 2018

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To determine a nucleophile look after a charged molecule #(OH^-, O^-)#. These can not donate an electron pair to protons but to any other atoms. A reaction could look like:


A base donates a pair of electrons to a proton. These are typically molecules with lone pairs. A reaction like this could look like: