electronegativity

NOUN
  1. (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond
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How To Use electronegativity In A Sentence

  • Furthermore, the degree to which ions affected membrane properties correlated with the ionic radius and electronegativity of the ions.
  • The disparity in electronegativity values between the oxygen and the phosphorus (3.5 for O compared to 2.1 for P), along with the formal charges on 3 of the 4 oxygens, compounded with the oxygen atoms having electron lone pairs makes this molecule pretty reactive. A Minimal Genome
  • In a covalent diatomic molecule, a difference in the electronegativity of the atoms will result in a dipole moment.
  • The bigger the difference in the electropositivity and electronegativity of the materials that make up a battery's electrodes, the bigger the voltage it can deliver. The Economist: Correspondent's diary
  • Electronegativity can be used to predict whether a bond will be a nonpolar covalent bond, a polar covalent bond, or an ionic bond.
  • I see carbon is no slouch in the electronegativity department either. Cosmic Soup - The Panda's Thumb
  • HMAs are formed from alloys that are highly mismatched in terms of electronegativity, which is a measurement of their ability to attract electrons. RedOrbit News - Technology
  • The relative magnitudes of the molecular dipoles can be explained by the relative electronegativity differences of the atoms forming the bonds.
  • In a covalent diatomic molecule, a difference in the electronegativity of the atoms will result in a dipole moment.
  • Polar interactions require a nonsymmetric arrangement of bonds with atoms of different electronegativity - polar bonds.
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