- 1. SYN: nucleophil (2). 2. A reaction involving a nucleophile.
* * *1) of an atom, ion, or molecule having an affinity for atomic nuclei: being an electron donor2) involving a nucleophilic species <a \nucleophilic reaction>nu·cleo·phil·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *nu·cleo·phil·ic (noo″kle-o-filґik) being or serving as a nucleophile.
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nucleophilic — adjective Date: 1933 1. of an atom, ion, or molecule having an affinity for atomic nuclei ; being an electron donor 2. involving a nucleophilic species < a nucleophilic reaction > compare electrophilic • nucleophilically adverb • nucleophilicity… … New Collegiate Dictionary
nucleophilic — |n(y)üklēə|filik adjective Etymology: nucle + philic : having an affinity for atomic nuclei : donating electrons to atomic nuclei : anionoid contrasted with electrophilic nucleophilic reagents nucleophilic displacement reactions … Useful english dictionary
nucleophilic — nucleophile /nooh klee euh fuyl , nyooh /, n. /nooh klee euh fil ik, nyooh /, adj. Chem. of or pertaining to electron contribution in covalent bonding (opposed to electrophilic). [1930 35; NUCLEO + PHILIC] * * * … Universalium
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nucleophilic — [ˌnju:klɪə(ʊ) fɪlɪk] adjective Chemistry having a tendency to donate electrons or react with protons. Often contrasted with electrophilic. Derivatives nucleophile noun … English new terms dictionary
nucleophilic — nu·cle·o·phil·ic … English syllables
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