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Nucleophile

Species forming a bond with an electrophile by donating a pair of electrons (attracted to positive charge)

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Electrophile

An electron deficient species attracted to areas of high electron density (accepts electrons)

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Free radical

Particle with unpaired electron

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Carbocation

Organic ion containing a +ve C atom

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Polar

Difference in electronegativity between atoms causing a dipole