why are the elements of group 17 the most electronegative elements?

Asked by Shantanu | 20th Feb, 2012, 04:17: PM

Expert Answer:

Halogens(group 17 elements) have the smallest size in their respective periods and therefore high effective nuclear charge. As a consequence, they readily withdraw electrons from their neighboring atoms.

Answered by  | 21st Feb, 2012, 02:57: PM

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