electrophilic

adjective elec·tro·phil·ic \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈfi-lik \

Definition of electrophilic

1 of an atom, ion, or molecule : having an affinity for electrons : being an electron acceptor
2 : involving an electrophilic species
  • an electrophilic reaction
— compare nucleophilic

electrophilicity

play \i-ˌlek-trō-fi-ˈli-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of electrophilic

1906

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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electrophilic

adjective elec·tro·phil·ic \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈfil-ik \

medical Definition of electrophilic

1 of an atom, ion, or molecule : having an affinity for electrons : being an electron acceptor
  • electrophilic reagents
2 : involving an electrophilic atom, ion, or molecule
  • an electrophilic reaction

electrophilicity

play \-trō-fil-ˈis-ət-ē\ noun, plural electrophillicities

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