Arrange the following elements in order of increasing electronegativity: magnesium, strontium, calcium, barium?
- BobbyLv 72 months ago
Here's a nice illustration of electronegativities in the periodic table where you can see the trend mentioned in the other answer
- hcbiochemLv 72 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