Definition of electropositivity in English:

electropositivity

noun

Chemistry
  • The state or property of being electropositive; the degree to which an element, atom, etc., tends to lose electrons in chemical reactions. Compare note at "electronegativity".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From electro- + positivity, after electropositive. Compare German Elektropositivität.

Pronunciation

electropositivity

/ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)pɒzɪˈtɪvɪti/