Problem: Which of the following has the bonds correctly arranged in order of increasing polarity?  Explain the choicea) O-F, N-F, Be-F, Mg-Fb) N-F, Be-F, Mg-F, O-Fc) Mg-F, Be-F, N-F, O-Fd) Be-F, Mg-F, N-F, O-F

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The common element between the given bonds is Fluorine (EN = 3.98). Below are the electronegativity values of the other elements

Be = 1.57

Mg = 1.31

N = 3.04

O = 3.44

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Which of the following has the bonds correctly arranged in order of increasing polarity?  Explain the choice

a) O-F, N-F, Be-F, Mg-F

b) N-F, Be-F, Mg-F, O-F

c) Mg-F, Be-F, N-F, O-F

d) Be-F, Mg-F, N-F, O-F

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