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September 7th, 2019
A chemist in the lab wants to conduct an experiment with lithium and fluorine to see how they would react.
Answer the following questions, clearly, correctly, and thoroughly:
- (1 pt) RECORD how many valence electrons each atom has
- (1 pt) RECORD whether an ionic bond will occur or covalent bond
- (1 pt) DESCRIBE whether electrons will be shared or whether they will be transferred (if transferred, how many electrons will be transferred and which atom will lose electrons and which atom will gain electrons)
- (1 pt) DESCRIBE the final compound that will form (e.g. When sodium bonds with chlorine, they will form the stable compound NaCl which has one atom of sodium bonded to one atom of chlorine)
(4 pts) Provide an explanation for why these atoms will react in this way based upon valence electrons, octet rule, electronegativity values, and ionization values. Your explanation should show your understanding of these terms and their relationship to one another.