MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

366 views

What's the difference between an electrophile and a nucleophile?

It's really useful to know that 'phile' means love.

Electrophiles 'love' negative charge - this means they are attracted to regions of negative charge. And as such they tend to be positively charged.

Similarily Nucleophiles 'love' positive charge, so they tend to be negatively charged and will seek out postively charged regions.

Sophie M. A Level Chemistry tutor, A Level Further Mathematics  tutor...

10 months ago

Answered by Sophie, an A Level Chemistry tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

87 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£26 /hr

Elizabeth L.

Degree: Veterinary Science (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: Chemistry, Science+ 5 more

Chemistry
Science
Maths
German
Biology
.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)
-Personal Statements-

“All About Me:  I am currently studying Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol. My love of science and the desire to work with people and animals means that I thoroughly enjoy my course. I have had part time jobs working with...”

£22 /hr

Ozbil D.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Imperial College London University

Subjects offered: Chemistry, Physics+ 6 more

Chemistry
Physics
Maths
Biology
.UKCAT.
.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)
-Personal Statements-
-Medical School Preparation-

“WHO I AM - Originally from Cyprus, I've been living in London for almost a year now, studyingMedicine at Imperial College London.I love learning, and from a very young age, had a (sometimes weird) passion for teaching. So much that I ...”

£26 /hr

Roshni R.

Degree: Dentistry (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

Subjects offered: Chemistry, Spanish+ 4 more

Chemistry
Spanish
Maths
Biology
-Personal Statements-
-Medical School Preparation-

“Tutoring approach Professional but friendly approach.  Work with my students to identify the areas the student is finding most difficult. Review the topic with my hand-written notes.  Explain any misunderstood areas. Work through examp...”

About the author

Sophie M.

Currently unavailable: for regular students

Degree: Natural Sciences (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

Subjects offered: Chemistry, Physics+ 5 more

Chemistry
Physics
Maths
Geology
Further Mathematics
Extended Project Qualification
-Personal Statements-

“​A bit about me​ ​Hello! I'm studying Natural Scieces at Cambrige and I'm in my first year. I love science and I really enjoy sharing my enthusiam for my subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Geology) with other students. As ...”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other A Level Chemistry questions

How can crude oil be used as a source of hydrocarbons?

What's the difference between an electrophile and a nucleophile?

What are isotopes and how do they differ from each other?

How do you calculate the pH of a weak acid?

View A Level Chemistry tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok