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electronegative

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a negative electric charge.
  • adj. Tending to attract electrons to form a chemical bond.
  • adj. Capable of acting as a negative electrode.

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  • adj. having a negative electric charge
  • adj. tending to attract electrons to form a chemical bond

Etymologies

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electro- +‎ negative

Examples

  • Neon for UI stuff is simply a reference to neon signs being brightly coloured and attracting the attention of people to tell them stuff, and Fluorine for gatewaying to the outside world because Fluorine has a very electronegative ion that binds aggressively to other atoms.

    Snell-Pym » Designing a general data model

  • Here electropositive copper combines with electronegative oxygen but in a way that leaves the combination slightly electropositive, whereas electropositive sulphur combines with oxygen in a way that leaves the combination slightly electronegative.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • If it has a greater affinity for oxygen than copper has, then the zinc must be either electropositive or electronegative to copper.

    The Scientific Monthly, October-December 1915

  • If zinc has an affinity for oxygen, it must be because the zinc is either electropositive or electronegative to oxygen.

    The Scientific Monthly, October-December 1915

  • Lead dioxide, on the other hand, is highly electronegative, preferring to absorb electrons in chemical reactions.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • That makes lead dioxide much more electronegative than classical theory would predict.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • However, although the properties of these basic chemical reactions have been measured and understood to the nth degree, no one has been able to show from first principles exactly why lead and lead dioxide tend to be so electropositive and electronegative.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • That has the effect of making metallic lead less electropositive ie, more electronegative

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • The Electronegativity view colorizes the period table to show how electronegative an element, with white being non-electronegative and red being the most electronegative.

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  • It was also shown that charge densities near the density of state peaks were substantially attracted toward the highly electronegative oxygen atoms.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

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