adjective Physical Chemistry.

  1. containing positive electricity; tending to migrate to the negative pole in electrolysis.
  2. assuming positive potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance.
  3. basic, as an element or group.


  1. having a positive electric charge
  2. (of an atom, group, molecule, etc) tending to release electrons and form positive ions or polarized bondsCompare electronegative

  1. Tending to donate electrons and to form a positive ion. Metals are generally electropositive.
  2. Having a positive electric charge.
  3. Capable of acting as a positive electrode.

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