electron attachment

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.E01979
The transfer of an electron to a @M03986@, resulting in a molecular entity of (algebraically) increased negative charge. It is not an @A00512@.
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See also:
oxidation
,
reduction
Sources:
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541. (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1547 [Terms] [Paper]
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1109 [Terms] [Paper]