electronegativity








adjective Physical Chemistry.

  1. containing negative electricity; tending to migrate to the positive pole in electrolysis.
  2. assuming negative potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance.
  3. nonmetallic.

noun

  1. the state of being electronegative
  2. a measure of the ability of a specified atom to attract electrons in a molecule

adjective

  1. having a negative electric charge
  2. (of an atom, group, molecule, etc) tending to gain or attract electrons and form negative ions or polarized bondsCompare electropositive

adj.

  1. Having a negative electric charge.
  2. Tending to attract electrons to form a chemical bond.
  3. Capable of acting as a negative electrode.

  1. Tending to attract electrons and to form a negative ion. Nonmetals are generally electronegative.
  2. Having a negative electric charge.
  3. Capable of acting as a negative electrode.
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