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Answer the following. Acidic character of hydrides of group 16 elements increases from H2O to H2Te. Explain. - Chemistry

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Answer the following.

Acidic character of hydrides of group 16 elements increases from H2O to H2Te. Explain.

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Solution

The acidic character of the hydrides increases from H2O to H2Te because the bond dissociation enthalpy of the H–E bond decreases down the group. (where, E = O, S, Se, Te)

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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 7 Elements of Groups 16, 17 and 18
Exercise | Q 3.02 | Page 164
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