## Nonmetals?

Sana_Mian_3G
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### Nonmetals?

Are nonmetals more electronegative than metals? Does this have to do with their placement on the periodic table?

Maya_Peterson1C
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### Re: Nonmetals?

Yes, generally non-metals tend to be more electronegative than metals, as the non-metals are located on the right side of the periodic table (and from the periodic trends, we know that from left to right electronegativity increases.)

Millicent Navarro 1I
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### Re: Nonmetals?

Nonmetals are usually more electronegative than metals because these specific elements are closer to a full outer shell. Additionally, those who have a higher amount of valence electrons (which is determined through their position in the periodic table) are more electronegative.