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electronegativity

Definitions

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  • n. the tendency, or a measure of the ability, of an atom or molecule to attract electrons and thus form bonds

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  • n. (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond

Etymologies

electro- +‎ negativity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The disparity in electronegativity values between the oxygen and the phosphorus (3.5 for O compared to 2.1 for P), along with the formal charges on 3 of the 4 oxygens, compounded with the oxygen atoms having electron lone pairs makes this molecule pretty reactive.

    A Minimal Genome

  • HMAs are formed from alloys that are highly mismatched in terms of electronegativity, which is a measurement of their ability to attract electrons.

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  • Going along a row from left to right, the reactivity increases, and properties such as electronegativity increase as well.

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  • I see carbon is no slouch in the electronegativity department either.

    Cosmic Soup - The Panda's Thumb

  • But this tendency is more than counterbalanced by an increase in the electronegativity of lead dioxide.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • The bigger the difference in the electropositivity and electronegativity of the materials that make up a battery's electrodes, the bigger the voltage it can deliver.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Metallic tin is not electropositive enough compared with the electronegativity of its oxide to deliver a useful potential difference.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Calculates the 3J coupling constant from the dihedral angle and the electronegativity of the substituents using either the Altona equation or a generalized Karplus equation. now compatible with Snow Leopard.

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  • What is the difference between polarizability and electronegativity? en Español

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  • "Furthermore, this effect is found to be absent when the impurity electronegativity matches the host that it substitutes," Wu says.

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