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Unformatted text preview: smallest. This is surprising since fluorine is the most electronegative element on the Periodic Table but it is also small and this helps make the energy of interaction smaller. Iodine on the other hand is quite large and you might expect its energy of interaction to be quite large but it is not. The reasons for this are not entirely clear, but it probably has something to do with the stabilizing effect of d-orbital overlap....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course CHEM 1 taught by Professor Gelfand during the Spring '11 term at Solano Community College.
- Spring '11