Electrophile: Definition & Examples


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In the following reaction, what would you classify to be the electrophile?

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1. Which of the following is a characteristic of a nucleophile?

2. Which of the following reactions would you happen to encounter the presence of a nucleophile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Electrophiles are an important concept in chemistry that you can benefit from understanding, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of them as well as related terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the forms, properties, and characteristics of:

  • Electrophiles
  • Specific molecules
  • Nucleophiles

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of molecules
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of electrophiles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electrophiles

Additional Learning

To learn more about electrophiles and related chemical principles, review the accompanying lesson titled Electrophile: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define electrophiles
  • Define nucleophiles
  • Understand the relationship between electrophiles and nucleophiles
  • Understand what constitutes electrophilic addition
  • Define carbocation
  • Define pi orbital
  • Familiarize yourself with examples of electrophiles