# Electronegativity Calculator

## Electronegativity Difference Calculator

Select two elements to calculate the electronegativity difference

How to find the difference in electronegativity between two elements? The Electronegativity Difference Calculator can help you with that. Enter the names of two elements into the calculator to find their electronegativity difference.

### What is Electronegativity?

Electronegativity is a measure of an atom’s ability to attract and hold onto electrons. It helps us understand how atoms interact in chemical bonds. Higher electronegativity means an atom attracts electrons more strongly.

### How to Use the Calculator

**First Element**: Select the first element from the dropdown menu.**Second Element**: Select the second element from the dropdown menu.**Calculate**: Click the “Calculate” button to see the result.**Reset**: Click the “Reset” button to clear the selections and start over.

**Example Usage**

**First Element**: Oxygen**Second Element**: Hydrogen

When you select Oxygen and Hydrogen and click “Calculate,” the calculator will show the electronegativity difference.

## Formula

The formula to calculate the electronegativity difference is simple:

$\mathrm{\Delta}EN=\mathrm{\mid}E{N}_{1}-E{N}_{2}\mathrm{\mid}$

**Variables**

Variable | Description |
---|---|

$E{N}_{1}$ | Electronegativity of the first element |

$E{N}_{2}$ | Electronegativity of the second element |

$\mathrm{\Delta}EN$ | Absolute difference in electronegativity |

## Calculation Examples

### Example 1

**First Element**: Fluorine (F)**Second Element**: Lithium (Li)

**Calculation**:

- Electronegativity of Fluorine ($E{N}_{F}$): 3.98
- Electronegativity of Lithium ($E{N}_{L}i$): 0.98
- Difference ($\mathrm{\Delta}EN$): $\mathrm{\mid}3.98-0.98\mathrm{\mid}=3.00$

So, the electronegativity difference is 3.00.

### Example 2

**First Element**: Carbon (C)**Second Element**: Sulfur (S)

**Calculation**:

- Electronegativity of Carbon ($E{N}_{C}$): 2.55
- Electronegativity of Sulfur ($E{N}_{S}$): 2.58
- Difference ($\mathrm{\Delta}EN$): $\mathrm{\mid}2.55-2.58\mathrm{\mid}=0.03$

So, the electronegativity difference is 0.03.

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