⚠️Our tutors found the solution shown to be helpful for the problem you're searching for. We don't have the exact solution yet.
Hypothetical elements X and Y form a molecule XY2, in which both Y atoms are bonded to atom X (and not to one another). The X–X distance in the elemental form of X is 2.04 Y–Y and the Y distance in elemental Y is 1.68 Y–Y. What would you predict for the distance in the XY2 molecule?
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Periodic Trends: Atomic Radius concept. You can view video lessons to learn Periodic Trends: Atomic Radius. Or if you need more Periodic Trends: Atomic Radius practice, you can also practice Periodic Trends: Atomic Radius practice problems.