Asked Dec 28, 2019

On which factors does electronegativity depends?


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Electronegativity of an atom is the tendency of the atom to attract electrons. The electrons are more attracted to the atom having high electronegativity in comparison to the atom having low electronegativity.

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The factors that affect the electronegativity of an atom are nuclear charge and size of the atom. The tendency of an element to attract electrons increase with an increase in the nuclear charge of the elements. The increase in nuclear charge along a period in the periodic table increases the electronegativity of elemen...

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