# What is boron classified as a electronegative element and a electropositive element? [closed]

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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• Electronegativity is relative. – DHMO Oct 16 '16 at 7:08
• Boron is more electronegative than the metals but less electronegative than the non-metals, generally. – DHMO Oct 16 '16 at 7:09
• hi, you again! is it why we treat it electronegative and electropositive @DHMO – Vedant Oct 16 '16 at 7:09
• Yes.${}{}{}{}{}$ – DHMO Oct 16 '16 at 7:09
• 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... – Brian Oct 17 '16 at 12:34