electronegative

ADJECTIVE
  1. having a negative charge
    electrons are negative
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How To Use electronegative In A Sentence

  • Because iron has an affinity electronegative atoms such as oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur, these atoms are found at the heart of the iron-binding centers of macromolecules.
  • In the case of binary covalent compounds, the positive oxidation number is assigned to the more electropositive element, and the negative oxidation number to the more electronegative element.
  • That has the effect of making metallic lead less electropositive ie, more electronegative The Economist: Correspondent's diary
  • The partial replacement of anions with highly electronegative isoelectronic ions makes it possible to fabricate HMAs whose properties can be dramatically altered with only a small amount of doping. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • Because iron has an affinity electronegative atoms such as oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur, these atoms are found at the heart of the iron-binding centers of macromolecules.
  • However, although the properties of these basic chemical reactions have been measured and understood to the nth degree, no one has been able to show from first principles exactly why lead and lead dioxide tend to be so electropositive and electronegative. The Economist: Correspondent's diary
  • For example, electrons in a covalent bond are assigned to the more electronegative atom.
  • The boiling points decrease as the size of the electronegative atom decreases from hydrogen telluride to hydrogen sulfide.
  • The centers of corresponding ellipsoids are close, in agreement with well-known restrictions on the hydrogen bonding of electronegative atoms.
  • Because halogens are highly electronegative, their atoms normally retain negative charge in these compounds.
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