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Define electronegativity

Solution 1

Electronegativity is the ability of an atom in a chemical compound to attract a bond pair of electrons towards itself.

Electronegativity of any given element is not constant. It varies according to the element to which it is bound. It is not a measurable quantity. It is only a relative number

Solution 2

Electronegativity: Electronegativity is the tendency of an atom to attract shared pair of electrons. It is the property of bonded atom.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Q: 17.1 | Page no. 130

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