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Which atom has the weakest attraction for electrons in a chemical bond?(1) a boron atom (3) a fluorine atom(2) a calcium atom (4) a nitrogen atom

Carlton Burgess

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Roger Moore on February 15, 2018

(2) the atom of calcium, because when looking at the periodic table, we see that the calcium atom is in a place where, according to the periodic table, has the lowest electronegativities in respect to the other three options. We see that also has a lower electronegativity value than the other. Electronegativity is the attraction constant of the electrons in a chemical bond. The greater the electronegativity, the greater the attraction of the electrons. Fluorine has the highest electronegativity with 4.0.

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