dr.syntax Posted November 1, 2009 Share Posted November 1, 2009 (edited) Is an alpha particle the most electronegative chemical entity possible? Electronegativity is a chemical entity`s affinity for, or power to attract electrons. An Alpha particle is 2 protons and 2 neutrons fused together. It is exactly the same thing as the nucleus of a helium atom. I think it is. Because it requires 2 electrons to make it an electrically balanced atom, and there is that force that compels atoms to fill their outer electron shells. This is refered to as the octet rule,which in this unique case would be called the doublet rule perhaps. Also this outer electron shell is the first shell,placing the electrons closest to the protons as is possible. What is your take on this. Old hat,everybody already knows that,or not true, or something else. Whatever, ...Dr.Syntax Edited November 1, 2009 by dr.syntax spelling Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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