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Which of the following are true statements about electronegativity? Check all that apply. A. A very electronegative atom gives up electrons quickly in reactions. B. Electronegativity increases as the number of protons in an atom decreases. C. Electronegativity is the ability of an atom to attract electrons. D. Electronegativity tends to be higher in nonmetals than in metals.

Ronald Miller

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Jessie Thompson on October 15, 2018

The correct answer is C. the Electronegativity is the ability of an atom to attract electrons.The best thing is that it illustrates the tendency of an atom to draw a shared pair of electrons towards itself. It is affected by its atomic number and the distance of the valence electrons reside from the charged nucleus.


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