Problem: Consider CH4 and CF4. Electronegativities: C = 2.5, H = 2.1, F = 4.0. Which statement is  false?a. Both are sp3 hybridized at carbon.b. The bond angles in CF4 are smaller than those in CH 4.c. The C-F bonds are more polar than the C-H bonds.d. Both molecules are nonpolar.e. The bond dipoles in CF4 are directed toward the fluorine, but those in CH 4 are directed toward the carbon atom.

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Consider CH4 and CF4. Electronegativities: C = 2.5, H = 2.1, F = 4.0. Which statement is  false?

a. Both are sp3 hybridized at carbon.

b. The bond angles in CF4 are smaller than those in CH 4.

c. The C-F bonds are more polar than the C-H bonds.

d. Both molecules are nonpolar.

e. The bond dipoles in CF4 are directed toward the fluorine, but those in CH 4 are directed toward the carbon atom.

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