Periodic Trends

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Sonia Perez 1G
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Periodic Trends

Postby Sonia Perez 1G » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:27 pm

How do you know what bond is more covalent PCl5 or PF5?

Sumaiyah I 1E
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Re: Periodic Trends

Postby Sumaiyah I 1E » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:24 am

The easiest way to figure that out is to compare the electronegativity of Cl and F. Since Cl is less electronegative than F, it is more willing to share its electrons, and as a result PCl5 is more covalent.


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