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nucleophile

 [noo´kle-o-fīl″]
an electron donor in chemical reactions involving covalent catalysis in which the donated electrons bond other chemical groups (electrophiles). adj., adj nucleophil´ic.

nu·cle·o·phil

, nucleophile (nū'klē-ō-fil', -fīl),
1. The electron pair donor atom in a chemical reaction in which a pair of electrons is picked up by an electrophil; any reagent or substance that is attracted to a region of low electron density.
2. Relating to a nucleophil. Synonym(s): nucleophilic (1)
[nucleo- + G. philos, fond]

nucleophile

/nu·cleo·phile/ (noo´kle-o-fīl) an electron donor in chemical reactions involving covalent catalysis in which the donated electrons bond other chemical groups (electrophiles).nucleophil´ic

nu·cle·o·phil

, nucleophile (nū'klē-ō-fil, -fīl)
1. The electron pair donor atom in a chemical reaction in which a pair of electrons is picked up by an electrophil.
2. Relating to a nucleophil.
Synonym(s): nucleophilic (1) .
[nucleo- + G. philos, fond]

nucleophile

an electron donor in chemical reactions involving covalent catalysis in which the donated electrons bond other chemical groups (electrophiles).