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 - Topical Questions - Page 283b: 31a


Si-F is the shortest.

Work Step by Step

The larger the difference in electronegativities, the stronger the bond will be. Recall, electronegativity increases as you go right and as you go up on the periodic table. Thus, since Si-F has the largest difference in electronegativities, this bond will be the strongest.
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