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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In contrast, atoms of similar electronegativities that bond together through an equal sharing of electrons are known as non-polar molecules.
This is based on the difference in electronegativities of Si, Al and Ti relative to oxygen.
It should be emphasized that the difference in electronegativities, not the absolute electronegativity values, determines whether a covalent bond is polar or nonpolar.
Dipoles result when atoms with unequal electronegativities are attached to each other in a chemical bond.
Allen prefers to think of electronegativities as "configuration energies" that collectively represent a third dimension of the periodic table.