3:53 minutes
Problem 88
Textbook Question

A major challenge in implementing the “hydrogen economy” is finding a safe, lightweight, and compact way of storing hydrogen for use as a fuel. The hydrides of light metals are attractive for hydrogen storage because they can store a high weight percentage of hydrogen in a small volume. For example, NaAlH4 can release 5.6% of its mass as H2 upon decomposing to NaH1s2, Al1s2, and H21g2. NaAlH4 possesses both covalent bonds, which hold polyatomic anions together, and ionic bonds. (b) Which element in NaAlH4 is the most electronegative? Which one is the least electronegative? Which element in NaAlH4 is the least electronegative?

Verified Solution
This video solution was recommended by our tutors as helpful for the problem above.
Was this helpful?

Watch next

Master Periodic Trend: Electronegativity with a bite sized video explanation from Jules Bruno

Start learning