Electrophile definition

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An electron-deficient chemical compound or group that is attracted to electrons and tends to accept electrons.
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(chemistry) A compound or functional group that is attractive to, and accepts electrons, especially accepting an electron pair from a nucleophile to form a bond.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
electrophile
Plural:
electrophiles

Origin of electrophile

  • electro- +"Ž -phile

    From Wiktionary