- of or relating to electron contribution in covalent bonding (opposed to electrophilic).
Origin of nucleophilic
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- chem having or involving an affinity for positive charge. Nucleophilic reagents (nucleophiles) are molecules, atoms, and ions that behave as electron donorsCompare electrophilic
- A chemical compound or group that is attracted to nuclei and tends to donate or share electrons.