Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - The Periodic Table - 6 Assessment: 44

Answer

Noble gases are excluded from Table 6.2 (Electronegativity values) because they do not form many compounds, or in other words, they rarely react. Consequently, a value of how strongly noble gases pull on electrons is not easily deduced. Although Pauling's scale does not assign a value for noble gases, other electronegativity scales do.

Work Step by Step

Noble gases are excluded from Table 6.2 (Electronegativity values) because they do not form many compounds, or in other words, they rarely react. Consequently, a value of how strongly noble gases pull on electrons is not easily deduced. Although Pauling's scale does not assign a value for noble gases, other electronegativity scales do.
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