Which element at room temperature is a poor conductor of electricity and has a relatively high electronegativity?
Sulfur has relatively high electronegativity and is also a poor conductor of electricity at room temperature. Fluorine has the highest electronegativity and copper is a good conductor of electricity.
What element at room temperature is a poor conductor of electricity and has a realitvely high electronegativy?
Element that is usually a gas or brittle solid at room temperature and is a poor conductor of heat and electricity?
Its a poor conductor because it has a tetrahedral lattice. Meaning that each one of its electrons are being used in bonding. Unlike other metals with 'sea's of free electrons' that can be used to conduct electricity, sulphur is an insulator. Furthermore, you will find that it is a gas at room temperature, which of course effects it conductivity. Keep in mind that it also has a high electronegativity and therefore the compounds that it…
Mercury is a relatively good conductor of electricity (it used to be used in positioning switches to complete an electric circuit when the switch tipped so that enclosed mercury cam in contact with two terminals e.g. a switch on the lid of a freezer box which turned the light on when the lid was opened). Mercury is a relatively poor conductor of heat (compared to most other metals).