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The chlorine atom attracts the bonded pair of electrons in hydrogen chloride. The ability of chlorine to do so can be named as:



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A

Electropositivity

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B

Electronegativity

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C

Electron affinity 

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D

None of these.


Solution

The correct option is B

Electronegativity


The ability of an atom to attract (or pull) the shared electrons of a bond towards it, is known as electronegativity of its element. 

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