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Nucleophilic Substitution reactions
Nucleophilic substitution will be explored in much more detail in chapter 8.
What does the term "nucleophilic substitution" imply ?
A nucleophile is an the electron rich species that
will react with an electron poor species.
A substitution implies that one group replaces another
There are two fundamental events in these substitution reactions:
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