Definition of Electrophile

1. Noun. (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 ¹



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Definition of Electrophile

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Medical Definition of Electrophile

1. A molecule or group that does not have enough electrons and will tend totake them from a molecule or group with an excess of elecrons (nucleophile). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrophile

electrooptics
electroosmoses
electroosmosis
electroosmotic
electrooxidation
electrooxidations
electropalatographic
electropalatography
electroparacentesis
electropathology
electropathy
electropermeabilization
electropermeabilized
electropherogram
electrophil
electrophile (current term)
electrophiles
electrophilic
electrophilic substitution
electrophilically
electrophilicity
electrophobia
electrophobias
electrophone
electrophones
electrophonic
electrophonic effect
electrophonically
electrophore
electrophores

Literary usage of Electrophile

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"is the idea that nonbonded repulsion energy increases as a large electrophile replaces hydrogen at a crowded or sterically confined site, and that this ..."

2. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Measurement of hemoglobin adducts in humans could serve as a biomarker of the internal dose of a given electrophile (Ehrenberg and Osterman-Golkar, 1976). ..."

3. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... thereby becoming capable of conducting an electric current electrophile the electron-attracting atom or agent in an organic reaction electrophilic ..."

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