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Electronegativity Decrease Down the Group in periodic table , But in transition elements Electonegativity increase down the Group why it is So ?

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Asked by kartikay sharma, 12 Dec '12 10:09 pm
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In general, the electronegativities of the elements in a Group decrease as you go down the group from top to bottom.
As the atomic radius increases and the number of completed electron shells (energy levels) increases going down the group, the power of the atom's nucleus to attract electrons to itself decreases.
Answered by shrishti, 12 Dec '12 10:11 pm

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