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Boron

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Reactions of Alkylboranes

The empty p orbital on the boron makes it susceptible to nucleophilic attack. Alkyl migration can then occur if the nucleophile has a leaving group or electron sink of some sort - this process can be very useful in syntheses.

Introduction to Organoboron Chemistry

The highly important thing to note about boron is that in its common trivalent state it has only 6 electrons and therefore is quite electron deficient.