Answer to Question #153326 in Inorganic Chemistry for Harri

Question #153326

The elements of period 2 of the periodic table (Li to Ne) show periodic trend in their properties

For the elements of period 2, give the formula of the hydride which is

(i) Basic and covalent

(ii) neutral

(iii) acidic


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Expert's answer
2021-02-04T06:54:23-0500

BeH2 = covalent, basic

MgH2 = borderline covalent, acid

CaH2 = ionic, basic

SrH2 = ionic, basic

BaH2 = ionic, basic


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