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I was wondering how electronegativity and charge of carbon atom is affected by switching the substituents. For example what will be the difference in electronegativity of carbon atom in CF3, CCl3, CBr3, and CH3.

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  • $\begingroup$ As far as I know, the electronegativity of Carbon doesn't change on bonding with different atoms like F, Cl , Br or I or H. Yeah the "charge" on it changes i.e partial positive charge appears on the Carbon atom . $\endgroup$ – Sourabh Yelluru May 8 '18 at 15:23
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    $\begingroup$ @SourabhYelluru Electronegativity isn't conserved, but only transferable property. In every situation it's slightly different, so usually approximate/average values are used. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron May 8 '18 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ Oh OK.I didn't know that. $\endgroup$ – Sourabh Yelluru May 8 '18 at 18:08

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