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Electrophiles and Nucleophiles in Carbonyl Addition Reaction

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Identify the electrophile and nucleophile in the following reaction.

Ross V. Weatherman. Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

A

The hydroxide is the nucleophile and the carbonyl carbon is the electrophile.

B

The hydroxide is the electrophile and the carbonyl carbon is the nucleophile.

C

Neither is an electrophile or nucleophile.