Which of the following statements is not correct for a nucleophile ?

  • Option 1)

    Nucleophile is a Lewis acid

  • Option 2)

    Ammonia is a nucleophile

  • Option 3)

    Nucleophiles attack low e- density sites

  • Option 4)

    Nucleophiles are not electron seeking

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

Nucleophile -

Those e- rich  chemical species having capacity to attack e-deficient portion of substrate.

- wherein

Nucleophile must have complete octet and atleast one lone pair

 

 Nucleophiles are those having capacity to donate electrons s.e they, Lewis base

 

 


Option 1)

Nucleophile is a Lewis acid

This option is correct.

Option 2)

Ammonia is a nucleophile

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

Nucleophiles attack low e- density sites

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

Nucleophiles are not electron seeking

This option is incorrect.

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