Electronegativity

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Electronegativity

Postby melissa_dis4K » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:20 pm

Between carbon and nitrogen which is more electronegative? I thought it was Nitrogen but according to a review session I went to, it's actually carbon?

Swetha Ampabathina1I
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Re: Electronegativity

Postby Swetha Ampabathina1I » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:21 pm

Nitrogen is more electronegative than carbon

305127455
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Re: Electronegativity

Postby 305127455 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:35 pm

Nitrogen is more electro negative since it has more protons than carbon does.

Daniel Bowen 3I
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Re: Electronegativity

Postby Daniel Bowen 3I » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:43 pm

Carbon is definitely more electronegative than nitrogen. May I ask what you were discussing in the review session that would cause you to doubt?

melissa_dis4K
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Re: Electronegativity

Postby melissa_dis4K » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:07 pm

When drawing lewis structures any negative charges should go on the most electronegative atom and I thought the negative charge should go on nitrogen rather than carbon.

Divya Pimparkar 1E
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Re: Electronegativity

Postby Divya Pimparkar 1E » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:21 pm

wait i think nitrogen is actually more electronegative than carbon since it's closer to fluorine which is the most electronegative atom on the periodic table.


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