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Bonding and Structure

a)  Electronegativity - A measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons.

 The greater the electronegativity of an atom, the more it attracts electrons to itself.

  - As you go across a period the electronegativity increases. Argon is not shown as it does not make bonds.

As you go down a group the electronegativity decreases.

(http://www.chemguide.co.uk/atoms/bonding/p3eneg.GIF)(http://www.chemguide.co.uk/atoms/bonding/g1g7eneg.GIF)

The attraction a bonding pair…

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