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What is boron classified as a electronegative element or a electropositive element?

Is electronegativity a relative concept ? Why is it that sometimes we treat Boron as an electronegative element and sometimes as a electropositive element?

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    $\begingroup$ Electronegativity is relative. $\endgroup$ – DHMO Oct 16 '16 at 7:08
  • $\begingroup$ Boron is more electronegative than the metals but less electronegative than the non-metals, generally. $\endgroup$ – DHMO Oct 16 '16 at 7:09
  • $\begingroup$ hi, you again! is it why we treat it electronegative and electropositive @DHMO $\endgroup$ – Vedant Oct 16 '16 at 7:09
  • $\begingroup$ Yes.${}{}{}{}{}$ $\endgroup$ – DHMO Oct 16 '16 at 7:09
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    $\begingroup$ How is it unclear, what Vedant is asking? It may previously have been so, but it seems clear now, and you've only just put it on hold... $\endgroup$ – Brian Oct 17 '16 at 12:34
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When you think about electronegativity, think of it as a relative value, meaning in comparison to atoms of other elements. Therefore, Boron is more electronegative than the metals but less electronegative than the non-metals, in general.

Fluorine is used as the standard with which to compare the relative electronegativities of other elements.

Everything is electronegative and electropositive. Caesium is the least electronegative and fluorine the most.

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    $\begingroup$ Could you rephrase it instead of just copying my words. $\endgroup$ – DHMO Oct 16 '16 at 7:21
  • $\begingroup$ if you want to add your answer go ahead, i will remove mine and also upvote yours @DHMO $\endgroup$ – Vedant Oct 16 '16 at 7:23
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    $\begingroup$ No, I just asked you to elaborate instead of copying my words because my words are meant to be short notes to make you think. $\endgroup$ – DHMO Oct 16 '16 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ ok @DHMO doing jst that $\endgroup$ – Vedant Oct 16 '16 at 7:24

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