Chemistry Practice Problems Electronegativity Practice Problems Solution: A probe sent to the planet Mercury has measured th...

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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            5Electronegativity:          3.04          1.31        2.04       2.20       2.66Which element would you expect to identify as a metal?a. Element 1b. Element 2c. Element 3d. Element 4e. Element 5

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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