Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 10 - Chemical Bonding - Exercises - Questions - Page 349: 18


Fluorine is the most electronegative atom.

Work Step by Step

Electronegativity is the measure of how strongly an atom attracts the shared pair of electrons towards itself. Electronegativity increases as we move towards left to right in the periodic table and decreases as we go down the periodic table. Accordingly, Fluorine is the most electronegative atom.
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