Problem: Which is not a nucleophile?A)        H2OB)        CH3NH2C)        C2H5SHD)        C6H12 (cyclohexane) 

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We’re being asked to identify the compound that is not a nucleophile.


Recall that:

• electrophile Lewis acid e pair acceptor

> has a positive charge

> contains an incomplete octet

• nucleophile Lewis base e pair donor

> has a negative charge

> contains a lone pair


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Which is not a nucleophile?

A)        H2O

B)        CH3NH2

C)        C2H5SH

D)        C6H12 (cyclohexane) 

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