Question

Nucleophilicity

Hello,

I am learning about nucleophilicity. I learnt that nucleophiles attacks any other atom/group than hydrogen. For example to an Alkyl cation.

Then ı read " an alkyl cation is large and binds preferably to the elements P, S, Cl, Br and I". I couldnt understand why it should be the case for the alkyl cation. Can you help me about it?

Thanks


Comments
  • Hey there! The question is a bit a unclear for me. Could please try and restate it? Leo commented over 3 years ago
  • So I simply read this statement: " an alkyl cation is large and binds preferably to the elements P, S, Cl, Br and I" . and ı was wondering what is the relationship between it being large and binding to those specific elements? why does it necessarily need to bind to P,S, Cl,Br and I if it is large? Taylan commented over 3 years ago