In general, electronegativity tends to decrease?

1. from bottom to top on the periodic table.

2. from bottom to top on the periodic table.

3. from top to bottom on the periodic table.

4. in no regular trend. 5. from top to bottom

on the periodic table.

and from left to right and from right to left and from right to left

and from left to right

In general, electronegativity tends to decrease

2 Answers

  • Electronegativity decreases right to left, and from top to bottom.

    If you wanna know why, it has to due with the fact that some atoms can hold more electrons closer to the nucleus ie “electron loving”. Fluoride is the most electronegative as it wants electrons. However as you start to go to the bottom, electronegativity decreases as the atomic orbitals that hold the electrons are further away from the nucleus and unable to hold electrons close.

    Source(s): Biochemist, minor in Organic Chemistry
  • Decreases down and left.

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