A probe sent to the planet Mercury has measured the electronegativities of several elements it has detected on the planet.
Element: 1 2 3 4 5
Electronegativity: 3.04 1.31 2.04 2.20 2.66
Which element would you expect to identify as a metal?
a. Element 1
b. Element 2
c. Element 3
d. Element 4
e. Element 5
Electronegativity is another periodic property. The electronegativity value for an atom describes its ability to attract electrons to itself when it is part of a chemical compound. Electronegativity increases diagonally from the lower left to the upper right of the periodic table. Highly electronegative elements (with a chi value of χ ≥ 2.2) are usually insulating nonmetals, whereas elements with low electronegativity (with χ ≤ 1.8) are often conducting metals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Electronegativity concept. If you need more Electronegativity practice, you can also practice Electronegativity practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofA probe sent to the planet Mercury has measured the electron...as medium difficulty.
How long does this problem take to solve?
Our expert Chemistry tutor, Dasha took 1 minute and 46 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Guzinski's class at WMU.