Which is a better nucleophile - iodine ion or a bromine ion? Why?

Asked by aditichobey | 31st May, 2014, 03:47: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Nucleophilicity increases as we go down the periodic table.
  • So iodide ion is a better nucleophile than bromide ion because iodine is one row down from bromine on the periodic table.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 2nd Jun, 2014, 12:32: PM