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ConceptPeriodic Trends in Physical Properties of Elements Electronegativity

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What is the basic difference between the terms electron gain enthalpy and electronegativity?

Solution

Electron gain enthalpy is the measure of the tendency of an isolated gaseous atom to accept an electron, whereas electronegativity is the measure of the tendency of an atom in a chemical compound to attract a shared pair of electrons.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 3: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
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