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Which of the following elements' atom has the greatest ability to attract electrons?

$ (a)\;\text{silicon} \\(b)\;\text{sulfur} \\(c)\;\text{nitrogen} \\ (d)\;\text{chlorine} $

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Electronegativity is a measure of the ability of an atom to attract electrons.
The greater the ability to attract, the higher the electronegativity.
Chlorine has the highest electronegativity of the choices given.
Hence d is the correct answer.
answered Mar 15, 2014 by meena.p
 

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