## Trend of Electronegativity

chrisavalos-2L
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### Trend of Electronegativity

I was wondering what the trend for electronegativity was, is it the same as ionization energy?

Nicholas Carpo 1L
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

Yes they have similar trends. Both increase as you move right across a period and up a group/family.

305008749
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

Yes. The electronegativity trend is that it increases as it goes up and to the right on a periodic table.

harperlacroix1a
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

The trends are the same. They increase up a group and across a period. It usually helps me to draw a diagonal line up and across the periodic table to remind myself of this trend during tests!

Yiting_Gong_4L
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

yes the trends are the same!

Katie Frei 1L
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

Electronegativity increases across a period and up a group, so it is the same trend as ionization energy.

Jack Hewitt 4G
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

chrisavalos- 1K wrote:I was wondering what the trend for electronegativity was, is it the same as ionization energy?

Yes, the trend for electronegativity is the same as the trend for ionization energy.

davidryan3f
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

Electronegativity increases as you go up the periodic table and as you go across the periodic table. Same goes for ionization energy.

Ashish Verma 2I
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

Electronegativity increases as you go up the periodic table as the energy level is lower so electrons are held closer to the nucleus with lower atomic radii and an increased effective nuclear charge. As you go across the periodic table electronegativity also increases as the energy level remains the same but atoms increase in atomic number and the increased number of protons also increases effective nuclear charge pulling electrons tighter increasing electronegativity. As effective nuclear charge increases so does electronegativity.

Grace Diaz 3F
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### Re: Trend of Electronegativity

Electronegativity increases across a period and decreases down a group.