Electrophile



electrophile e·lec·tro·phile (ĭ-lěk’trə-fīl’, -fĭl) or e·lec·tro·phil (-fĭl)
n.
A chemical compound or group that is attracted to electrons and that tends to accept electrons.
e·lec’tro·phil’ic (-fĭl’ĭk) adj.

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