Why Caesium is considered as least electronegative element?


Updated: 2nd October 2019

Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons. The Pauling scale is the most commonly used. Fluorine (the most electronegative element) is assigned a value of 4.0, and values range down to cesium and francium which are the least electronegative at 0.7.

Also to know is, which element has the lowest electronegativity on the periodic table?

The element with the lowest electronegativity value is francium, which has an electronegativity of 0.7. This value uses the Pauling scale to measure electronegativity. The Allen scale assigns the lowest electronegativity to cesium, with a value of 0.659. Francium has an electronegativity of 0.67 on that scale.
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