Composition → Connectivity → Geometry → Charge Distribution
Electronegativity: a measure of the decrease in the energy of a system if a bonding electron
was to be localized in the vicinity of a given type of atom.
Electronegativity decreases as you go up or left on the periodic table
***The larger the decrease in energy, the larger the electronegativity of that type of atom and
the larger the likelihood of finding bonding electrons closer to it.
***Can be thought of as a measure of the probability of finding bonding electrons localized in the
vicinity of that atom
***The most electronegative atoms tend to be those that are smaller in size and with lower
valence electron energy states
Partial electric charge acquired by bon