With respect to the Periodic Table, how does electronegativity evolve with respect to the individual elements?

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Jul 8, 2017

Answer:

#"Electronegativity increases across a Period.........."#

Explanation:

#"Electronegativity increases across a Period.........."#, from left to right as face the Table. And #"DECREASES"# down a Group, a column of the Periodic Table. See this old answer.

Given that you got #N,O,P,F#, clearly #F#, a #"Group 17 element"#, is the most electronegative element, followed by #"Group 16 oxygen"#, followed #"Group 15 nitrogen"#. And in last place of course is of course #"Group 15"# phosphorus, which comes from the next Period.

And so the order is #stackrel(F,O,N,P)"decreasing electronegativity"#.

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