In general, electronegativity values increase from left to right across each row of the periodic table and decrease down each group.
Various schemes have been devised to assign values for the electronegativity of an element. Pauling electronegatives, which are commonly used, are based on bond dissociation energies using a scale in which fluorine, the most electronegative element, has a value of 4.
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