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With the increase in atomic number in a period

$\begin{array}{1 1}\text{chemical reactivity increases}\\\text{electropositive character increases}\\\text{electronegative character increases}\\\text{electron affinity decreases}\end{array} $

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Answer : electronegative character increases
The electronegativity is the tendency of an atom or a functional group to attract electrons (or electron density) towards itself.
With the increase in atomic number in a period,the electronegative character of elements increases
answered Jul 28, 2014 by sreemathi.v
edited Feb 20 by sharmaaparna1

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