Electronegativity Of Hcn. For a full list of electronegativities see the periodic table at the front of the book. This chemistry video tutorial provides a basic introduction into electronegativity.
Electronegativity is a measure of how strongly an atom pulls a shared electron pair towards it. Each value is given for the most common and stable oxidation state of the element. Electronegativity is a measure of the attraction of an atom for bonding electrons in molecules compared to that of other atoms.
The first modern definition was suggested by Linus Pauling; his scale has not been improved upon since.
This chemistry video tutorial provides a basic introduction into electronegativity.
Electronegativity is a measure of the ability of an atom to attract the electrons when the atom is part of a compound. There are two ways of classifying elements to determine the bond formed: by electronegativity, or by metallic/non-metallic character. If the atoms are equally electronegative, both have the same tendency to attract the bonding pair of electrons, and so it will be found on average half way between the two atoms.