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In each of the following groups, which element is the most electronegative? Which is the least electronegative?

msp;  a .  K ,  Na ,  H b .  F ,  Br ,  Na c .  B ,  N ,  F

Interpretation Introduction

(a)

Interpretation:

The element that is most electronegative and the element that is least electronegative are to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

The ability that is possessed by an atom to attract the bonding pair of electrons towards itself is known as electronegativity. The electronegativity decreases while going down the group and increases while moving left to right in the period.

Explanation

The given group of elements is K, Na, H.

According to the trend of electronegativity, the electronegativity of elements decreases while going down the group. Thus, hydrogen (H) is located at the upper position in the periodic table with respect to potassium (K) and sodium (Na)

Interpretation Introduction

(b)

Interpretation:

The element that is most electronegative and the element that is least electronegative are to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

The ability that is possessed by an atom to attract the bonding pair of electrons towards itself is known as electronegativity. The electronegativity decreases while going down the group and increases while moving left to right in the period.

Interpretation Introduction

(c)

Interpretation:

The element that is most electronegative and the element that is least electronegative are to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

The ability that is possessed by an atom to attract the bonding pair of electrons towards itself is known as electronegativity. The electronegativity decreases while going down the group and increases while moving left to right in the period.

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