Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 12 - Problems - Page 511: 12.34


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Although they are in the same group, O has a higher electronegativity and is tinier than Se. The small, highly electronegative O atom has a higher electron density than Se, and this allows it to exhibit stronger attractive forces (hydrogen bonds) towards H atoms.
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