Arrange the following elements in order of increasing electronegativity: magnesium, strontium, calcium, barium?

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  • Bobby
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Here's a nice illustration of electronegativities in the periodic table where you can see the trend mentioned in the other answer 

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  • 2 months ago

    Electronegativity generally increases as you go from left to right in a period, and decreases as you go down a group. Since these are all in the same group, the electronegativity will increase going up. So,

    barium < strontium < calcium < magnesium

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