Electropositivity

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jillian1k
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Electropositivity

Postby jillian1k » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:24 pm

Is electropositivity just the opposite of electronegativity? Would it literally be the opposite periodic/group trend of electronegativity with it increasing down a group and right to left across a period? There was a problem in the chapter 3 homework about this and I just want to make sure I understand the concept correctly.
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Elizabeth Bamishaye 2I
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Re: Electropositivity

Postby Elizabeth Bamishaye 2I » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:42 pm

Yes, it is the complete opposite. Electropositivity is more for metals while electronegativity is more for non-metals. It increases in a group from top to bottom and decreases across a period from left to right.

Maria1E
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Re: Electropositivity

Postby Maria1E » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:16 pm

Additionally, the more electronegative an element is, the less electropositive it is and vice versa.

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Re: Electropositivity

Postby Jessica_Singh_1J » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:32 pm

Yes, given that electropositivity is the opposite of electronegativity, it can be defined as the ability of an element to lose electrons and form positive ions (cations).


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