Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 8 - Self-Assessment Quiz - Page 373: Q15


The correct answer is (c)

Work Step by Step

When the gain of an electron makes the element attain a noble gas configuration, the reaction is highly exothermic since a lot of energy is released, and the potential energy of the element decreases. $F$ gains an electron to attain a noble gas configuration, so the reaction is very exothermic.
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