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Chemistry A-Level


All The Essential Words You Need To Know To Pass Your Exam
  
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Nucleophile
 
Species which can use a lone pair of electrons to form a covalent bond.
Homolityc fission
 
When a covalent bond breaks giving an electron to each atom creating 2 radicals
Heterolityc fission
 
When a covalent bond ibreaks and give both electrons to one atom forming 1 positive and 1 negative ion
Free Radical
 
A species with an unpaired electron. Formed by homolytic fission.
Electrophile
 
Species which can accept an electron pair from another species.
Electrophilic Addition
 
When a species adds across a double bond.

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