Q. 74.2( 67 Votes )

Nitrogen (atomic number 7) and phosphorus (atomic number 15) belong to group 15 of the periodic table. Write the electronic configurations of these two elements. Which of these will be more electronegative ? Why?

Answer :

Electronic configuration of Nitrogen is 2, 5.

Electronic configuration of Phosphorus is 2, 8, 5.

Nitrogen will be more electronegative than Phosphorus because its atom has small size due to which the attraction of its nucleus for the incoming electron is more.

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