The electronic configuration of the outer most shell of the most electronegative element is

(i) 2s^{2}2p^{5}
(ii) 3s^{2}3p^{5}
(iii) 4s^{2}4p^{5}
(iv) 5s^{2}5p^{5}

Answers (1)

The answer is the option (i) 2s^{2}2p^{5}

Explanation: Elements of group 17 has ns^{2}np^{5} electronic configuration. Electronegativity decreases down the group. The elements of group 17 are the most electronegative.

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