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Read the assertion and reason carefully to mark the correct option out of the options given below:
Assertion: CN ion is an ambident nucleophile.

Reason: Nucleophiles are electron rich species.

A
If both assertion and reason are true and the reason is the correct explanation of the assertion.
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If both assertion and reason are true but reason is not the correct explanation of the assertion.
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If assertion is true but reason is false.
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If the assertion and reason both are false.
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Solution

The correct option is B If both assertion and reason are true but reason is not the correct explanation of the assertion.
Nucleophilic species which have more than one site of reaction are called ambident nucleophiles.

:¯C=N::C=¯N:

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