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rue or false? In general, a larger atom has a smaller electronegativity. Explain.

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Interpretation:

Whether the given statement that, in general, a larger atom has a smaller electronegativity is true or false is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Atoms contain protons, electrons and neutrons. The protons and electrons have positive and negative charge respectively, which balances the overall charge of an atom. Neutron does not contain any charge. Besides the presence of subparticles, atom is considered as the smallest particle. Two or more than two atoms combine to form a molecule.

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The electronegativity of an element relies upon its place in the periodic table. On moving from top to bottom, the tendency to gain electrons, decreases due to the increase in the number of shells. It results in the increase of distance between nucleus and outermost shell, which further decreases the electronegativity of an element...

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