[ nōō′klē-ə-fīl′ ]
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A chemical compound or group that is attracted to nuclei and tends to donate or share electrons.
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Other words from nucleophilenu′cle•o•phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.
Words nearby nucleophile
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