What is the basic difference between the terms electron gain enthalpy and electronegativity?



Q.22:- What is the basic difference between the terms electron gain enthalpy and electronegativity?

 

 

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Electron gain enthalpy refers to tendency of an isolated gaseous atom to accept an additional electron to form a negative ion. Whereas electronegativity refers to tendency of the atom of an element to attract shared pair of electrons towards it in a covalent bond.