Electronegativity



[ih-lek-troh-neg-uh-tiv] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈnɛg ə tɪv/

adjective, Physical Chemistry.
1.
containing ; tending to migrate to the positive pole in electrolysis.
2.
assuming potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance.
3.
.
/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌnɛɡəˈtɪvɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state of being electronegative
2.
a measure of the ability of a specified atom to attract electrons in a molecule
/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈnɛɡətɪv/
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 bonds Compare electropositive

electronegative e·lec·tro·neg·a·tive (ĭ-lěk’trō-něg’ə-tĭv)
adj.

electronegative
(ĭ-lěk’trō-něg’ə-tĭv)

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