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Worksheet: Electronegativity

Q1:

Which of the following is an accurate definition of electronegativity?

  • AThe energy needed to remove electrons from a neutral atom
  • BThe energy released when electrons are added to a neutral atom
  • CThe number of valence electrons that an atom can provide for chemical bonding
  • DThe ability of an atom in a chemical bond to attract electrons toward itself
  • EThe charge of an atom resulting from the uneven distribution of electrons in a chemical bond

Q2:

From their positions on the Periodic Table, which of the following has the lowest electronegativity?

  • A S
  • B G e
  • C R u
  • D A g
  • E N

Q3:

From their positions on the Periodic Table, which of the following has the highest electronegativity?

  • A B
  • B C o
  • C M g
  • D I
  • E P