Electronegativity: Definition & Trends


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What type of bond do the metal Calcium (Ca) and the nonmetal Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) form?

Electronegativity of Ca = 1

Electronegativity of Cl = 3.16

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What type of bond is present in the compound PCl3?

Electronegativity of P = 2.19

Electronegativity of Cl = 3.16


What type of bonding is present in CO2?

Electronegativity of C =2.55

Electronegativity of O = 3.44

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz is a series of practice problems. You will be asked to arrange elements according to their electronegativity. You also need to identify the bonds in compounds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in this quiz will ask about:

  • Arranging elements according to electronegativity
  • Finding electronegativity differences between elements
  • Identifying the kind of bond that forms in a compound based on electronegativity

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of electronegativity to identify bonds in compounds
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that ask you to find the difference in electronegativity between two elements
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about ordering elements based on electronegativity levels

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Electronegativity: Definition & Trends can help you further grasp the information in the quiz. Topics this lesson can help you learn more about include:

  • The definition of electronegativity
  • What patterns can be found regarding electronegativity on the periodic table
  • Who first described electronegativity
  • Where nonreactive elements are found in the periodic table
  • How electronegativity and bonds are related