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Which of the following would you expect to have highest electronegativity?

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Mg (Z=12)
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S (Z=16)
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B (Z=5)
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Te (Z=52)
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Solution

The correct option is B S (Z=16)
As sulphur needs only 2 electrons to get octet configuration, it is more electronegative than other atoms as others are more electropositive metals and non-metal.

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