Electronegativity: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table


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Electronegativity is the ability of an atom to _____

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1. As you move from left to right on the periodic table, what happens to the electronegativity?

2. As you move from top to bottom on the periodic table, why does electronegativity decrease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of electronegativity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The definition of electronegativity
  • Element that has the most electronegativity
  • Family that has the least amount of electronegativity
  • What happens when you move left to right on the periodic table

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electronegativity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the periodic table
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding group trends and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about electronegativity, review the corresponding lesson titled Electronegativity: Trends Among Groups and Periods of the Periodic Table. This lesson looks at the following topics:

  • Periodic Trends
  • Fluorine
  • Noble Gases
  • Group Trends