3.25 part d

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Emilie Hoffman 1E
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3.25 part d

Postby Emilie Hoffman 1E » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:12 pm

In this problem, the hydrogen is used as the cation and the tellurium as the anion to make a balanced exchange of electrons between the two. So, is hydrogen allowed to basically act like a cation and not have any electrons, or is it assumed that when hydrogen is doing this the bond is more covalent in character?

Chris Pleman 3E
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Re: 3.25 part d

Postby Chris Pleman 3E » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:46 pm

Hydrogen is allowed to act like a cation with no electrons- this hydrogen ion is common, and is what makes (for example) HCl an acids, as it disassociates into H+ and OH-.

Rana YT 2L
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Re: 3.25 part d

Postby Rana YT 2L » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:56 pm

Hydrogen can act as a cation because of its low ionization energy

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