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electrophilic

[ih-lek-truh-fil-ik] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈfɪl ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or pertaining to electron acceptance in covalent bonding (opposed to nucleophilic).
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; electr(on) + -o- + -philic
Related forms
electrophilically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for electrophilically

electrophilic

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈfɪlɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) having or involving an affinity for negative charge. Electrophilic reagents (electrophiles) are atoms, molecules, and ions that behave as electron acceptors Compare nucleophilic
Derived Forms
electrophile (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌfaɪl) noun
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