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Nucleophile: Definition & Examples

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What do all nucleophiles have in common?

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1. Which of these three species can function as a nucleophile? Hint: draw their Lewis structures, including any unshared electron pairs.

2. Can a carbonyl compound act as a nucleophile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review what you know about nucleophiles and some of their characteristics with this quiz. A question on this quiz requires you to be able to read and understand a chemical reaction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be able to complete this quiz if you can answer questions about:

  • Ways nucleophiles are alike
  • Species that are able to function as nucleophiles
  • Compounds that act as nucleophiles

Skills Practiced

This quiz serves as an opportunity for you to improve these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on nucleophiles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to identify nucleophile compounds in a reaction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nucleophiles converting molecules

Additional Learning

Take the next step in learning about this subject and read the lesson entitled Nucleophile: Definition & Examples. The lesson will provide you with information related to:

  • What a nucleophile is
  • Examples of nucleophiles
  • How nucleophiles behave in different kinds of reactions
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