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Electronegative

Electronegative
(Science: chemistry, physics) Relating to or charged with negative electricity.
Normally refers to an element whose uncharged atoms have a tendency to ionise by adding electrons, thus becoming anions (e.g., oxygen, fluorine, chlorine).
It has the property of being attracted by an electropositive body, or a tendency to pass to the positive pole during electrolysis.


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