Figuring it out without the trend?

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Jedrick Zablan 3L
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Figuring it out without the trend?

Postby Jedrick Zablan 3L » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:57 pm

Hello! If two elements seem like they are the about the same distance from the top right of the periodic table, how do we determine which one is more electronegative?

SnehinRajkumar1L
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Re: Figuring it out without the trend?

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:50 pm

You can look at the rows they are in to determine which one is more electronegative.

Malia Shitabata 1F
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Re: Figuring it out without the trend?

Postby Malia Shitabata 1F » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:40 pm

Electronegativity is how likely an atom is to attract an electron into its orbital so you can also think of it in terms of the attractive forces between the protons and electrons and how easy it is for an electron to complete an orbital and make an atom stable.

Aiden Metzner 2C
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Re: Figuring it out without the trend?

Postby Aiden Metzner 2C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:12 pm

Look at the periods and the groups, the farther right an element is in a group the more electronegative it is, and the farther up it is in a group the more electronegative it is.

Sam McNeill 1E
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Re: Figuring it out without the trend?

Postby Sam McNeill 1E » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:38 am

I asked this question at a review and the UA said to think if phone call, F O N Cl, where F is the most electronegative in that group and Cl is the least.


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