# What are the minimal conditions on a topological space for its closure to equal the sequential closure?

My question is: what are the minimal conditions on a topological space for it have the following property?

$$x\in \bar{A}\iff \exists (x_n)\subset A | x_n \to x$$

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I assume you require $x\notin \{x_n\}$? – Alex Becker Mar 28 '12 at 1:12
Not necessarily! I am not considering only accumulation points! – André Lima Mar 28 '12 at 1:13
@AndréLima A space with that property is called a Frechet space. (@t.b.) there are sequential spaces that are not Frechet a classical example is the sequential fan or Aren's space. – azarel Mar 28 '12 at 2:40
@azarel: thanks for the clarification, I thought the page I linked to was enough (there's a section on Fréchet-Urysohn spaces there). – t.b. Mar 28 '12 at 3:00

A sequential space has the cleaner characterization: a space $X$ is sequential iff there is a metric space $M$ and a surjective quotient map $f: M \rightarrow X$ ($X$ is a quotient image of a metric space).
As said, Fréchet spaces can be similarly characterized, using not quotient maps but pseudo-open maps: $f: X \rightarrow Y$ is pseudo-open iff for every $y \in Y$ and every open neighborhood $U$ of $f^{-1}[\{y\}]$ we have that $y \in \operatorname{int}(f[U])$. Every open or closed surjective map is pseudo-open and all pseudo-open maps are quotient.