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The covalent alkaline earth metal halide (X = Cl, Br, l)is

(a)

BeX2

(b)

SrX2

(c)

CaX2

(d)

MgX2


Question ID - 52510 | Toppr Answer

The covalent alkaline earth metal halide (X = Cl, Br, l)is

(a)

BeX2

(b)

SrX2

(c)

CaX2

(d)

MgX2

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Answer Key : (a) -

According to Fajan’s rule, greater the polarising power of cation greater would be the covalent character.

Since Be2+ has maximum polarizing power among given cation, therefore, BeX2 would be most given alkaline with metal halides.



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