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 14 - Problems - Page 610: 14.36


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a) flouride is a metalloid, while the other elements in the group show predominately metallic behavior. It forms covalent bonds exclusively; the others at best occasionally form ions. It is also much less chemically reactive in general. b) The small size of B is responsible for these differences.
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