Relationship between Electronegativity and Ionization Energy

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Melissa_Aguirre1J
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Relationship between Electronegativity and Ionization Energy

Postby Melissa_Aguirre1J » Thu May 17, 2018 9:32 am

I know that the element with the lowest ionization energy goes in the middle of the Lewis structure. Would that element also have the highest electronegativity, or would it be the lowest? What is their relationship?

KateCaldwell 1A
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Re: Relationship between Electronegativity and Ionization Energy

Postby KateCaldwell 1A » Thu May 17, 2018 2:23 pm

I believe the element in the middle (with the lowest ionization energy) would have the highest electronegativity since it has the strongest ability to attract other atoms towards it.

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Re: Relationship between Electronegativity and Ionization Energy

Postby Nandhini_2K » Thu May 17, 2018 6:46 pm

The trend for electronegativity and Ionization energy is the same and because of that I think if the element has lower ionization energy it would also be low electronegativity.

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Re: Relationship between Electronegativity and Ionization Energy

Postby Celeste Martinez 1K » Thu May 17, 2018 6:53 pm

I agree with Nandhini 1G. I believe that if an element has low ionization energy, it should also have low electronegativity since those trends are the same on the periodic table.

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Re: Relationship between Electronegativity and Ionization Energy

Postby 304984981 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:02 pm

actually the trend of electronegativity and first ionization energy is the same but just keep In mind there are several exceptions
for example, the first ionization energy of N is actually larger than O


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