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Identify the stronger nucleophile in each pair.
a. NH3, -NH2
b. CH3NH2, CH3OH
c. CH3CO2-, CH3CH2O-

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Species with negative charge have increase in nucleophilicity.  Thus, -NH2  is stronger nucleophile than ammonia.

Step 2

Nucleophilicity increases with decreasing electronegativity. ...

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