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    what is the bonding between Ag and F, what are the atoms do they become ions etc. and are there any charges, and the structure?
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    (Original post by lotpot)
    Hi can anyone help me
    what is the bonding between Ag and F, what are the atoms do they become ions etc. and are there any charges, and the structure?
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    you can argue it is predominantly ionic, but essentially there is a little bit of covalency; not a great extent, as F- is small and has high charge density, so not that polarisable, Ag+ is fairly polarising due to its small cation size, similar to Na+.

    edit: so to sum things up, ionic bonding, Ag+F-; structure is giant lattice. Thanks, charco, you saved the day again!
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    (Original post by shengoc)
    you can argue it is predominantly ionic, but essentially there is a little bit of covalency; not a great extent, as F- is small and has high charge density, so not that polarisable, Ag+ is fairly polarising due to its small cation size, similar to Na+.

    so to sum things up, ionic bonding, Ag+F-; structure is linear.
    shengoc it can't have a linear structure if its ionic :eek:

    All ionic structures are giant lattices...
 
 
 
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