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Reactivity of ionic hydrides

by VishalChauhan
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VishalChauhan
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Jan22-14, 12:35 PM
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Why are group 1 hydrides more reactive than group 2 hydrides? Group 1 cations are more polarising than group 2 cations. So group 1 hydrides should more be more covalent, and therefore less reactive.
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