A leaving group
that carries away the bonding electron pair. For example, in the hydrolysis
of an alkyl chloride,
is the nucleofuge. The tendency of atoms or groups to depart with the bonding electron pair is called nucleofugality. The adjective is nucleofugal.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077
(Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 1145
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