electropositive
adjective Date: 1813 having a tendency to release electrons

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  • electropositive — [ē lek΄trō päz′ə tiv, ilek΄trō päz′ə tiv] adj. 1. having a positive electrical charge; tending to move toward the negative electrode, or cathode, in electrolysis 2. having the ability to give up electrons, esp. in forming a chemical bond n. an… …   English World dictionary

  • électropositive — ● électropositif, électropositive adjectif Se dit des éléments chimiques dont les atomes peuvent facilement céder des électrons …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • electropositive — /i lek troh poz i tiv/, adj. Physical Chem. 1. containing positive electricity; tending to migrate to the negative pole in electrolysis. 2. assuming positive potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance. 3. basic, as an element or group …   Universalium

  • electropositive — adjective a) having a positive electric charge b) tending to release electrons to form a chemical bond Ant: electronegative …   Wiktionary

  • electropositive — 1. Relating to or charged with positive electricity. 2. Referring to an element whose atoms tend to lose electrons; e.g., sodium, potassium, calcium. * * * elec·tro·pos·i·tive i .lek trō päz ət iv, päz tiv adj 1) charged with positive electricity …   Medical dictionary

  • electropositive — for an atom, having a tendency to release valence electrons; also a term to describe metallic elements …   Mechanics glossary

  • electropositive — adj. having positive electricity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • electropositive — adjective 1》 Physics electrically positive. 2》 Chemistry (of an element) tending to lose electrons and form positive ions in chemical reactions …   English new terms dictionary

  • electropositive — e•lec•tro•pos•i•tive [[t]ɪˌlɛk troʊˈpɒz ɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) chem. containing positive electricity; tending to migrate to the negative pole in electrolysis 2) chem. assuming positive potential when in contact with a dissimilar substance 3) chem.… …   From formal English to slang

  • electropositive — /əˌlɛktroʊˈpɒzətɪv/ (say uh.lektroh pozuhtiv), /i / (say ee ) adjective 1. having a positive charge. 2. tending to give up electrons, thus forming cations …   Australian English dictionary

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