Definition of isoelectronic in US English:

isoelectronic

adjective

Chemistry
  • Having the same numbers of electrons or the same electronic structure.

    • ‘For the Group 3A metals ions, the electron configuration is the same as the previous noble gas, that is, Sc 3 + and argon are isoelectronic.’
    • ‘Although the Fe CN complex is isoelectronic with Fe CO, the cyanide complex is highly charged.’
    • ‘Because molecules of carbon dioxide are isoelectronic with nitrous oxide molecules, he or she can assume that nitrous oxide will react similarly to the way in which carbon dioxide reacts in the experiment.’
    • ‘Likewise, the chloride ion is isoelectronic with argon.’
    • ‘Replacement of two BH - units with the isoelectronic CH moiety leads to the formation of carboranes.’

Pronunciation

isoelectronic

/ˌīsō-ilekˈtränik/