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Nitrogen (atomic number 7) and phosphorous (atomic number 15) belong to group 15 of the Periodic Table. Write the electronic configuration of the two elements. Which of the will be more electronegative? Why?

Nitrogen (atomic number 7) and phosphorous (atomic number 15) belong to group 15 of the Periodic Table. Write the electronic configuration of the two elements. Which of the will be more electronegative? Why?

Grade:12

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Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5871 Points
2 months ago
Dear Student

Nitrogen atomic number 7 → 2, 5
Phosphorus atomic number 15 → 2, 8, 5
Nitrogen with two shells will be more electronegative because it can easily gain electron due to its smaller size of atom, the nuclear charge attracts the electron easily to become negative ion.

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