Hydrogen

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Lelija Kazlauskas 3J
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Hydrogen

Postby Lelija Kazlauskas 3J » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:39 pm

Why isn't hydrogen the most electronegative element, compared to others like fluorine?

jeffreygong1I
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Re: Hydrogen

Postby jeffreygong1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:39 pm

Probably because hydrogen doesn't have very many protons

Jared_Yuge
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Re: Hydrogen

Postby Jared_Yuge » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:41 pm

Hydrogen is just a weird element in general and doesn't follow a lot of the conventional rules of the periodic table.
thats why they put hydrogen all the way in the left corner even though its not an alkali metal

AndreiRekesh1I
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Re: Hydrogen

Postby AndreiRekesh1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:42 pm

There are fewer protons in its nucleus. Flourine also forms much stronger bonds with other atoms (which is one part of how electronegativity can be defined).

Nan_Guan_1L
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Re: Hydrogen

Postby Nan_Guan_1L » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:16 am

I think it's because H only has 2 protons. and also, Hydrogen is not a very typical atom. although it's placed in the upper right corner on the periodic table, it doesn't follow some of the trends that apply to most other atoms.

Vanshika Bhushan 1A
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Re: Hydrogen

Postby Vanshika Bhushan 1A » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:59 am

Electronegativity describes how the nucleus of an atom is able to attract from other atoms towards it. Hydrogen is not the most electronegative element because it readily loses an electron rather than gaining one, despite having a half-filled shell. Under certain conditions, hydrogen does form the H- ion rather than H+.

Kaiya_PT_1H
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Re: Hydrogen

Postby Kaiya_PT_1H » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:41 pm

Nan_Guan_3J wrote:I think it's because H only has 2 protons. and also, Hydrogen is not a very typical atom. although it's placed in the upper right corner on the periodic table, it doesn't follow some of the trends that apply to most other atoms.


Hydrogen actually has one proton, helium has 2 protons!


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