[ ih-lek-troh-poz-i-tiv ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈpɒz ɪ tɪv /
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Part (D) showed that iron is electropositive to copper, as the current flowed from iron to copper in the cell.The Study of Elementary Electricity and Magnetism by Experiment|Thomas M. St. John
British Dictionary definitions for electropositive
/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈpɒzɪtɪv) /
having a positive electric charge
(of an atom, group, molecule, etc) tending to release electrons and form positive ions or polarized bondsCompare electronegative
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Scientific definitions for electropositive
[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-pŏz′ĭ-tĭv ]
Tending to donate electrons and to form a positive ion. Metals are generally electropositive.
Having a positive electric charge.
Capable of acting as a positive electrode.
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