Measuring Electronegativity

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Nikita Patra 3J
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Measuring Electronegativity

Postby Nikita Patra 3J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:48 pm

Is electronegativity measurable, or is it just seen as relative to other atoms?

AGulati_4A
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Re: Measuring Electronegativity

Postby AGulati_4A » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:56 pm

electronegativity is a derived value, therefore, it is not something that is experimentally measured -- so you would be right in saying it is a value compared to others.

Justin Quan 4I
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Re: Measuring Electronegativity

Postby Justin Quan 4I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:50 pm

To add on, the electronegativity is based on a scale on measurable quantities like electron affinity and ionization energy. While electronegativity itself is not an intrinsic physical property that we can directly measure, it is based off of other measurable quantities.

AnayaArnold_3L
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Re: Measuring Electronegativity

Postby AnayaArnold_3L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:51 pm

It is measurable.
Nikita Patra 3J wrote:Is electronegativity measurable, or is it just seen as relative to other atoms?

Mulin_Li_2J
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Re: Measuring Electronegativity

Postby Mulin_Li_2J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:20 pm

Electronegativity of an element is derived by combining both its ionization energy and electron affinity mathematically. In today's review session, the instructor said that Electronegativity = (Ionization Energy + Electron Affinity) / 2. Hope this helps!


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