Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 8 - Mechanisms - 8.5 Bases Versus Nucleophiles - Problems - Page 179: 8.31


This methoxide is functioning as a nucleophile.

Work Step by Step

1. Analyze the head of the arrow that comes from the methoxide ion: - It is making a bond with a carbon from the other compound. - The methoxide is attaching to the other compound. Therefore, it is functioning as a nucleophile.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.