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Reaction of OH- and methylamine

  1. Aug 10, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The question is what is the product of OH[itex]\cdot[/itex] and CH3NH2
    The correct answer is H2O and [itex]\cdot[/itex]CH2NH2


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    3. The attempt at a solution
    The correct answer makes sense, but I don't understand the mechanism in terms of nucleophiles and electrophiles. If that was the case, wouldn't the OH[itex]\cdot[/itex] be a nucleophile and attack the nucleophillic regions of the [itex]\cdot[/itex]CH2NH2? A bit confused :confused:
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2013 #2

    chemisttree

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    Is it hydroxyl anion or hydroxyl radical?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2013 #3

    It is a hydroxyl radical
     
  5. Aug 14, 2013 #4

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    Nucleophilic radical?
     
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