# Short-Questions

Fast solutions for complex problems

## What factors influence the strength of the attraction of each atom to its electrons?

An atom’s electronegativity is affected by both its atomic number and the size of the atom. The higher its electronegativity, the more an element attracts electrons. The opposite of electronegativity is electropositivity, which is a measure of an element’s ability to donate electrons.

### What are the two factors that affect the attraction of electrons to the protons in the nucleus?

The distance between the electron and the nucleus.

• The number of protons in the nucleus.
• The number of electons in the nucleus.
• #### What is coulombic force of attraction?

An electrostatic force or the Coulombic force is defined as the force of attraction or repulsion between two like and unlike charges, respectively. The two charges bear equal magnitude but opposite charges and are separated by some distance.

What is the law of coulombic attraction?

According to Coulomb, the electric force for charges at rest has the following properties: Like charges repel each other; unlike charges attract. Thus, two negative charges repel one another, while a positive charge attracts a negative charge. The attraction or repulsion acts along the line between the two charges.

Which bond is the strongest?

Generally, the strongest types of chemical bonds are the ionic and covalent bonds. Chemical bonds are said to be covalent bond if the bond formed is a result of sharing of electrons between nuclei.

## What is the order of bond strength?

Thus, we will think of these bonds in the following order (strongest to weakest): Covalent, Ionic, Hydrogen, and van der Waals. Also note that in Chemistry, the weakest bonds are more commonly referred to as “dispersion forces.”

### What factors affect electrostatic attraction?

Charles Coulomb determined how to figure out the strength of the force between charged particles. As we’ll discuss in this lesson, he found that the force between charged particles was dependent on only two factors: the distance between the particles and the amount of electric charge that they carried.

#### What affects electrostatic attraction?

The charge and size of a ligand atom and/or metal ion can effect the electrostatic attraction between the two, in turn effecting the attractive force between metal and ligand. This comes from Coulomb’s Law. In general, the higher the charge, the stronger the attraction between metal and ligand.

How do you calculate coulombic attraction?

Ions exhibit attractive forces for ions of opposite charge — hence the adage that “opposites attract.” The force of attraction between oppositely charged ions follows Coulomb’s law: F = k * q1 * q2 / d2, where F represents the force of attraction in Newtons, q1 and q2 represents the charges of the two ions in coulombs …

Can coulombic attraction negative?

Coulombic attraction is the force of attraction between positive and negative charges.

## What element has the strongest coulombic attraction?

Magnesium ion has a higher coulombic attraction compared to the coulombic attraction of Sodium. This is why Magnesium ion is more reactive than Sodium Ion. (Sodium has a +1 charge and Magnesium has a +2 charge. Magnesium has a higher coulombic attraction than sodium.)

### What is the weakest type of bond?

ionic bond
The ionic bond is generally the weakest of the true chemical bonds that bind atoms to atoms.

#### What do you mean by Coulombic attraction in chemistry?

Coulombic attraction is a fancy name for the attraction that occurs between oppositely charged particles. In chemistry, we talk about the attraction between protons (+) in the nucleus to the electrons (-) surrounding the nucleus.

How does the number of protons affect the Coulombic attraction?

Sodium has 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s1 subshells occupied.) The size of the charge also affects the coulombic attraction. When there is a high number of protons, the positive charge increases. The increase in positive charge improves the strength of the nucleus and is able to pull the electrons which are even further away. Carbon has more protons than Lithium.

Why does magnesium have a higher Coulombic attraction than sodium?

Magnesium has a higher coulombic attraction than sodium.) Due to the coulombic attraction, the electrons are attracted towards the positively charged nucleus which contains protons. The strengths of the nuclei differ from atom to atom.

## What is the force of attraction between two ions in Coulomb?

The force of attraction between oppositely charged ions follows Coulomb’s law: F = k * q 1 * q 2 / d 2, where F represents the force of attraction in Newtons, q 1 and q 2 represents the charges of the two ions in coulombs …