Defining electronegativity

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Defining electronegativity

Postby emaad_3H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:00 pm

Is electronegativity a measure of an element's desire for a new electron or how strongly it's holding onto the electrons it already has?

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Re: Defining electronegativity

Postby Shimei_2F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:02 pm

Electronegativity is a measure of how strongly atoms attract bonding electrons to themselves.

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Re: Defining electronegativity

Postby Anna Chen 1K » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:03 pm

Electronegativity is the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons.

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Re: Defining electronegativity

Postby Asia Yamada 2B » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:08 pm

Electronegativity is how strongly an atom attracts electrons from other atoms.

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Re: Defining electronegativity

Postby Vanshika Bhushan 1A » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:24 pm

Electronegativity is a measure of the attraction of an atom for bonding electrons in molecules compared to that of other atoms. Large electronegativity values represent a stronger attraction for electrons than small electronegativity values. Electronegativities increase from left to right across the periodic table.


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