How we will figure out that a given compound will behave as nucleophile or base ? Same problem for electrophile and acid.

By the way I have already seen a similar question though I didn't find it helpful but if someone could correct the answer posted by Vikas Avasthi then I think (no sure) that it might become part of answer to my question.

  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "acid" and "base"? If you're talking about Lewis acid/base theory, then there is no difference. If you're talking about Brønsted acid/base theory, then you need to learn more or gain more experience to identify which is more likely to be operative. It's not that easy to explain in a few sentences. $\endgroup$ – Zhe Jan 8 '19 at 19:00
  • $\begingroup$ I recommend reading the first comment on the question you linked and visiting the link of "SHAB principle". $\endgroup$ – M.ghorab Jan 8 '19 at 19:08