Chemistry A-Level

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All the essential words you need to know to pass your exam


 
  
Created May 1, 2013
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Nucleophile

 
Species which can use a lone pair of electrons to form a covalent bond.
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Homolityc fission

 
When a covalent bond breaks giving an electron to each atom creating 2 radicals
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Heterolityc fission
 
When a covalent bond ibreaks and give both electrons to one atom forming 1 positive and...
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Free Radical
 

A species with an unpaired electron. Formed by homolytic fission.

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Electrophile
 
Species which can accept an electron pair from another species.
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Electrophilic Addition
 
When a species adds across a double bond.

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