electrophilic

[ih-lek-truh-fil-ik]
adjective Chemistry.
of or pertaining to electron acceptance in covalent bonding (opposed to nucleophilic ).

Origin:
1940–45; electr(on) + -o- + -philic

electrophilically, adverb
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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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Bromine also undergoes electrophilic addition to phenols and anilines.
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