Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 6 - Covalent Bonding - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 283d: 81


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One possible reason for this is the high electronegativity of Fluorine. After all, Fluorine is the most electronegative element, so getting three Fluorine atoms to give up one of their electrons is extremely hard.
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