nucleophilic substitution

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nucleophilic substitution

[‚nü·klē·ə¦fil·ik ‚səb·stə′tü·shən]
(organic chemistry)
A reaction in which a nucleophile bonds to a carbon atom in a molecule, displacing a leaving group. Also known as nucleophilic displacement.