How do you determine a nucleophile or a base?

1 Answer
Apr 22, 2018

Answer:

see explanation

Explanation:

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:

![https://d2jmvrsizmvf4x.cloudfront.net/LxA2jZ4uRaOYg5gNtBM6_nu.JPG)

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

![https://d2jmvrsizmvf4x.cloudfront.net/NaHa86GCT6yhnJ59YWKn_base.JPG)