Which one is higher based on electronegativity, Ca or Na?


1 Answer
Nov 19, 2016

Calcium should be the more electronegative element.


Electronegativity increases across a Period (from left to right as we look at the Table), but decreases down a Group. We have a 3rd row alkali metal versus a fourth-row alkaline earth. I am willing to bet that calcium metal will be more electronegative.

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