Electronegativity vs. Ionization Energy

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Tamera Scott 1G
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Electronegativity vs. Ionization Energy

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:27 pm

I understand that both electronegativity and ionization energy play a role when drawing a lewis structure, but which is more important to consider?

Michael_Navarro_1H
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Re: Electronegativity vs. Ionization Energy

Postby Michael_Navarro_1H » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:49 pm

When drawing a lewis structure, you really don't have to consider either as much. However, when it comes to resonance, then the electronegativity is important to consider as the most electronegative atoms should be those you place a negative FC on if an overall formal charge of zero is not possible for all atoms.

Ronak Singh
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Re: Electronegativity vs. Ionization Energy

Postby Ronak Singh » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:25 pm

The atom with the lowest electronegativity should be placed in the center.

Avery Zuelch 1D
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Re: Electronegativity vs. Ionization Energy

Postby Avery Zuelch 1D » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:57 pm

Does it work so that the same trends for electronegativity also apply for ionization energy and electron affinity?


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