electrophilic

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

Definition of electrophilic

  1. 1 of an atom, ion, or molecule :  having an affinity for electrons :  being an electron acceptor

  2. 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


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electrophilic

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

Medical Definition of electrophilic

  1. 1of an atom, ion, or molecule :  having an affinity for electrons :  being an electron acceptor electrophilic reagents

  2. 2:  involving an electrophilic atom, ion, or molecule an electrophilic reaction

electrophilicity

\-trō-fil-ˈis-ət-ē\play noun plural

electrophilicities


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