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Offline heheikkeseher

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Comparing reactivity of aminophenoll and water
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:17:53 PM »
My attempt at explaining it;

NH2 would be more reactive than H2O because nitrogen has a lower electronegativity and would more easily attack?


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Re: Comparing reactivity of aminophenoll and water
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 11:31:22 AM »
Reactivity towards what?

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Re: Comparing reactivity of aminophenoll and water
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 12:16:51 PM »
I sometimes think that because electronegativity is taught early in the chemistry curriculum, that students want to use it to explain everything.  Electronegativity is useful to explain some phenomena but not others.

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