isoelectronic atoms

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Mallika Singh 1G
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isoelectronic atoms

Postby Mallika Singh 1G » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:31 pm

Do isoelectronic atoms have the same electronegativity, along with the same number of electrons? Or is it only the latter?

Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K
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Re: isoelectronic atoms

Postby Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:43 pm

Yes, they should have the sane electronegativity because elements that are more electronegative have a higher change of gaining electrons and atoms that are isoelectronic have equal numbers of electrons.

Ashley Fang 2G
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Re: isoelectronic atoms

Postby Ashley Fang 2G » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:16 am

On the contrary, I think that an atom that is isoelectronic with another atom of a fewer number of protons will attract more electrons, thus be more electronegative.

Take for example N and F^2+. Although they both each have 7 electrons, fluorine will obviously attract more electrons because there is a greater pull on fluorine's electrons due to its greater number of protons (9, compared to nitrogen's 7 protons).

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