In general for the reaction of IA metals and VIIA nonmetals

In general for the reaction of IA metals and VIIA nonmetals...

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In general for the reaction of IA metals and VIIA nonmetals, the reaction equation is: 2 M (s) + X 2 ® 2 M + X - (s) where M is the metals Li to Cs and X is the nonmetals F to I. Electronically this is occurring. Next we examine the reaction of IIA metals with VIIA nonmetals. This reaction forms mostly ionic compounds. Notable exceptions are BeCl 2 , BeBr 2 , and BeI
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Unformatted text preview: 2 which are covalent compounds. • One example is the reaction of Be and F 2 . The remainder of the IIA metals and VIIA nonmetals react similarly. • Symbolically this can be represented as: • M (s) + X 2 ® M 2+ X 2-• M can be any of the metals Be to Ba. • X can be any of the nonmetals F to Cl. • Be (s) + F 2(g) → BeF 2(g)...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Fall '07 term at UGA.

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