Electronegativity down group 2
After studying this page, you should be able to:
- describe and explain the trend in electronegativity down group 2.
The table shows electronegativity values for the common elements in group 2.
The graph shows how electronegativity varies down group 2:
- as you go down group 2, electronegativity decreases.
When you click on the download symbol, you will be able to download the graph as an image file or pdf file, save its data, annotate it, and print it.
You might expect electronegativity to increase going down the group because the nuclear charge increases. This does not happen, because the factors described here have a greater influence on the electronegativity.