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Solution: Which of the following is false concerning electronegativity?A. Fluorine is the most electronegative atom B. Electronegativity can be measured by observing individual atoms in the gas phase C. Electronegativity affects covalent bonds D. All electronegativity scales are relative E. Larger atoms generally have lower electronegativities than smaller atoms

Problem

Which of the following is false concerning electronegativity?

A. Fluorine is the most electronegative atom
B. Electronegativity can be measured by observing individual atoms in the gas phase
C. Electronegativity affects covalent bonds
D. All electronegativity scales are relative
E. Larger atoms generally have lower electronegativities than smaller atoms

Solution

We are being asked which of the following is false about electronegativity. 

Electronegativity is a chemical property that describes the tendency of an atom to attract a shared pair of electrons towards itself

The electronegativity trend is shown below: 

Analyze each of the statements: 


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