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Which atoms in $H_2O$ and $ClF$ are negatively charged

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;\text{O in }H_2O\text{ and Cl in ClF}\\(b)\;\text{H in }H_2O\text{ and Cl in ClF}\\(c)\;\text{O in }H_2O\text{ and F in ClF}\\(d)\;\text{None of the above is correct}\end{array}$

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Flurine electronegativity is 4.0
Oxygen electronegativity is 3.5
Chlorine electronegativity is 3.1
Hydrogen electronegativity is 2.1
In $H_2O$:O is more negatively charged atom
In $ClF$:F is more negatively charged atom
Hence (c) is the correct answer.
answered Mar 6, 2014 by sreemathi.v
 

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