Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

Chapter 7 - Periodic Properties of the Elements - Exercises: 7.23

Answer

The As-I bond length is estimated to be $2.58$ angstrom. The estimated bond length is a little higher than the experimental bond length $2.55$ angstrom.

Work Step by Step

*Steps to answer: 1) Find out the bonding atomic radii of As and I from figure 7.7 2) Add these two bonding atomic radii to estimate the bonding length in As-I. 1) According to figure, the bonding atomic radii of As is $1.19$ angstrom and that of I is $1.39$ angstrom. 2) The As-I bond length, as a result, would be estimated to be $$1.19+1.39=2.58$$ (angstrom) The estimated bond length is a little higher than the experimental bond length $2.55$ angstrom.

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