Definition of electropositive in English:

electropositive

Line breaks: elec¦tro|posi|tive
Pronunciation: /ɪlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈpɒzɪtɪv
 
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adjective

  • 1 Physics Electrically positive.
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    • Specifically, large electropositive or electronegative regions can reasonably attract oppositely charged entities through long-range electrostatic interactions.
    • Microporous filters that are more electropositive than the negatively charged filters currently used for virus concentrations from water by filter adsorption-elution methods were evaluated for poliovirus recovery from tap water.
    • The results confirm the electropositive charge of the virus, as well as the minuteness of its size.
  • 2 Chemistry (Of an element) tending to lose electrons and form positive ions in chemical reactions.
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    • 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.
    • In this reaction the electrophile is produced when the methyl chloride reacts with the aluminum chloride to form an electropositive CH 3 group.
    • When an alcohol is reacted with a strongly electropositive metal, such as sodium, the products are hydrogen and a crystalline, ionic salt of the metal, called an alkoxide.

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