electromagnetivity

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  1. vustudent

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    What is electromagnetivity?

    I got a definition saying that it is the attraction that an atom has for bonding electrons, but I am not quite getting a feel for it. Can someone provide examples where electromagnetivity arises in applications?
     
  2. thingmaker3

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    I'm not sure "electromagnetivity" is a valid term...:confused:
     
  3. b.shahvir

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    Very funny avatar..... I like it! ;)
     
  4. studiot

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  5. vustudent

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    o yes my bad, bad hand writing I got in my notebook
     
  6. thingmaker3

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    Metaphorically speaking, the greater the electronegativity, the greater the bullyish greed of the atom for some other atom's valance electrons. Oxygen says "GIMMIE IT! IT's MINE!" and potassium says, "golly, I guess I'll just have to share." Viola, Potassium oxide!
     
  7. Dave

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    All I remember about electronegativity is the 3-D period table used to illustrate property as a function of the elements.

    Dave