electronegativity


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Synonyms for electronegativity

(chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond

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Titanium oxidation states indicate that there is a minimum probability of charge gain when an atom is a close neighbor with higher electronegativity, such as silicon.
2]O, which they claim is possible because of the high electronegativity of the C1 and O.
Electronegativity can be used effectively as an integrative core concept to assist student understanding of chemical principles.
Surface charge of each was determined in order to relate electronegativity with biosorption capacity.
Fluorinated copolymers are known to have many useful and desirable features, such as high thermal, aging, and weather resistance; excellent inertness to solvents, acids, and alkalis; and oil and water repellency due to the low polarizability and the strong electronegativity of the fluorine atom.
Due to the electronegativity of oxygen the electron density of the Si-H bond in trimethoxysilane is localized on silicon, thus loosening hydrogen and making the alkoxy compound more reactive.
There were plenty of quantum mechanical calculations and determinations of ionization potentials and studies of trends in electronegativity to keep me burning the midnight oil.
It has been shown that the difference in electronegativity of the heteroatoms (oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen) relative to the C atom gives torrefied and pyrolysed biomass its surface chemical heterogeneity (Brennan et al.
Electronegativity is a measure of an element's ability to attract or hold onto electrons.
A change in the area of activation or a decrease in surface electronegativity suggests functional reorganization of the cortex and a lesser requirement of cortical activation as a motor skill becomes more automatic.
Forming these alloys has been limited to elements close in atomic radii and electronegativity up until now," said Professor Rajeev Ahuja of UU.
The bound electrons are situated closer to the chlorine atom because of its higher electronegativity though they are not completely transferred to the chlorine atom as in sodium chloride.
Vanadium has crystal lattice, which is similar to that of molybdenum and small difference with the latter in electronegativity and atomic diameter, which stipulates formation of continuous rows of solid solutions between them [3].
As was seen with the water molecule (Chapter 6), the strong electronegativity of the oxygen atom leads to unequal sharing of the electron in the covalent bond between hydrogen and oxygen in the hydroxyl group.