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Understanding periodic trends in electronegativity

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Rank the following in order of increasing electronegativity: N,P,O

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The order of increasing electronegativity is determined. Nitrogen, phosphorus and oxygen is examined.

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Background information: Trends in Electronegativity

What is electronegativity?
A measure of the tendency of an element to attract additonal electrons in a chemical reaction.

PERIODIC TRENDS: Electronegativities increase ...

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