Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1998, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (01): 8-12.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19980103

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Calculation of the Electronegativity of Solid Metal Atom and its Application(I)

Wang Gui-Chang, Sun Yu-Han, Zhong Bing   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion,Institute of Coal Chemistry,Academia Sinica,Taiyuan 030001
  • Received:1997-03-03 Revised:1997-05-26 Published:1998-01-15
  • Contact: Sun Yu-Han


 An empirical method is presented for calculating electronegativity of solid metal atom(Z),that is
where P is Pauling's element electronegativity,1/Ks is the Thomas-Fermi screening lenthg, R is the radius of univalent metal ions. It is found that the X values can give better relationships between X and some thermochemical properties in catalytic process (such as work function, heat of adsorption, etc.)than Pauling's electronegativity.

Key words: Electronegativity, Solid metal atom, Work function, Heat of adsorption, Screen length