Please help. In pauling scale for electronegativities,i thought that among the metals the bigger the pauling scale the less reactive the metal is. The pauling scale for Pb is 2.33, Pt 2.28,
Au 2.54, Ni 1.91, Cu 1.90. From what I have been taught ,copper is less reactive than lead but why is the pauling scale for lead higher than copper? Isnt nickel more reactive than copper? But the scale for nickel is higher than copper. Could some 1 explain to me the relevance of these scales in terms of their chemical reactivities? Thank you.