Electronegativity Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Electronegativity

This periodic table indicates each element's electronegativity.
This periodic table indicates each element's electronegativity. Todd Helmenstine

Electronegativity Definition: ​

A property of an atom which increases with its tendency to attract the electrons of a bond.

Example: ​

The chlorine atom has a higher electronegativity than the hydrogen atom, so the bonding electrons will be closer to the Cl than to the H in the HCl molecule.