electrophile

World English Dictionary
electrophilic (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈfɪlɪk)
 
adj
chem Compare nucleophilic having or involving an affinity for negative charge. Electrophilic reagents (electrophiles) are atoms, molecules, and ions that behave as electron acceptors
 
electrophile
 
n

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electrophile e·lec·tro·phile (ĭ-lěk'trə-fīl', -fĭl) or e·lec·tro·phil (-fĭl)
n.
A chemical compound or group that is attracted to electrons and that tends to accept electrons.


e·lec'tro·phil'ic (-fĭl'ĭk) adj.
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