What is #"electronegativity"#?

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Jul 24, 2017

The tendency of an atom, INVOLVED in a chemical bond, to attract electrons to itself is called #"electronegativity"#.


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Electronegativity is largely a function of electronic structure. Unfilled electronic shells shield the nuclear charge VERY ineffectively....and thus fluorine, oxygen, and nitrogen are the most electronegative elements.