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Which of the following statements is not correct for a nucleophile ?

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Ammonia is a nucleophile
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Nucleophiles are not electron seeking
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Nucleophile is a Lewis acid
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Nucleophiles attack low e density sites
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Solution

The correct option is C Nucleophile is a Lewis acid
Nucleophiles are electron rich species and hence acts as Lewis base. On the other hand, lewis acids are electron deficient species.

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