electron attachment


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electron attachment

A process in which an electron of thermal energy is added to an atom or molecule to form a stable ion; without the addition of a thermal electron, the ion dissociates. The atom or molecule must have a positive electron affinity (e.g., it must be electrophoric) for attachment to occur.
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