General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson Prentice Hal
ISBN 10: 0132064529
ISBN 13: 978-0-13206-452-1

Chapter 22 - Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements II: Groups 18, 17, 16, 15, and Hydrogen - 22-5 Concept Assessment - Page 1004: 22-5


Since the electronegativity of $\mathrm{Cl}$ is much less than that of $\mathrm{F}$, the $\mathrm{Cl}$ in $\mathrm{OCl}_{2}$ has more positivity (blue color) than has $\mathrm{F}$ in $\mathrm{OF}_{2}$.

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