Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach

Published by W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN 13: 978-0-39391-234-0

Chapter 4 - Chemical Bonding - Visual Problems - Page 177: 6


Fluorine (lavender box)

Work Step by Step

On the periodic table, electronegativity generally increases as we go from left to right, excluding the noble gases, which are normally chemically inert. In this particular row on the periodic table, row 3, the element farthest right is fluorine (lavender box); therefore, fluorine is the most electronegative element in this row.
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