MCAT Chemistry Question — Electronegativity | Next Step Test Prep MCAT Chemistry Question — Electronegativity | Next Step Test Prep

Fields marked with an * are required

Schedule a Free Tutoring Consultation

A Next Step Academic Manager will contact you within 1 business day or call us now at 888-530-6398.

Contact us

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

The electronegativity of elements increases going from left to right across a row in the periodic table. Which of the following best accompanies this trend in the periodic table?

 

  1. A decrease in ionization energy and an increase in atomic radii
  2. A decrease in atomic radii and a decrease in ionization energy
  3. An increase in ionization energy and a decrease in atomic radii
  4. An increase in ionization energy and an increase in atomic radii

 

Explanation

This question tests the examinees knowledge of trends within the periodic table. In general, as you move from left to right across a row in the periodic table, electronegativity and ionization energy increases while atomic radii decrease. Therefore, C is the correct answer.

 

Next Step Test Preparation provides one-on-one MCAT tutor programs nationwide

 

Want more practice?

Fields marked with an * are required

Sign up for our MCAT Question of the Day!

X