What is the most electronegative element?What is the least electronegative element (aside fromthe noble gases)?What is the range of electronegativity for the metals?Metalloids? Nonmetals?Why is the electronegativity of the noble gases listedas zero?
For an electron shared between hydrogen and chlorine
,would you expect the electron to be closer to thehydrogen or the chlorine?
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Electronegativity is the ability of an atom to attractshared electrons to itself.
It is largely the difference between the electronegativities of two atoms which determines what kind of bond is formedbetween them.