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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: A probe sent to the planet Mercury has measured the electronegativities of several elements it has detected on the planet. Element:                       1                2            3            4 

Solution: A probe sent to the planet Mercury has measured the electronegativities of several elements it has detected on the planet. Element:                       1                2            3            4 

Problem

A probe sent to the planet Mercury has measured the electronegativities of several elements it has detected on the planet. 

Element:                       1                2            3            4            5

Electronegativity:          3.04          1.31        2.04       2.20       2.66

Which element would you expect to identify as a metal?

a. Element 1

b. Element 2

c. Element 3

d. Element 4

e. Element 5

Solution

Metals

• more prone to losing electrons → to become positive

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