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what I know is, when comparing charged molecule like ethoxide with neutral one like ethanol both in protic solvent. The charged molecule is more solvated and that decreases its nucleophilicity. so I would say that ethoanol is stronger nucleophile than ethoxide in protic solvent. please correct me.

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    $\begingroup$ There's not much to compare - I think there's hardly a way that ethoxide would not be stronger, no matter what solvent - the difference is simply huge! $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Feb 17 at 23:15

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