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OpenStudy (anonymous):

can u explain this A hydride is a compound containing only two elements, one of which is hydrogen. Which element forms the most hydrides? A carbon B chlorine C nitrogen D oxygen

OpenStudy (anonymous):

can u explain this A hydride is a compound containing only two elements, one of which is hydrogen. Which element forms the most hydrides? A carbon B chlorine C nitrogen D oxygen

OpenStudy (anonymous):

again language misslead hydrides are in my country considered compounds primarily sonsistent of alkali and alkali earth elements ex KH where H has -1 oxidation state.... just a minute so i try to translate it properly to my language...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay

OpenStudy (anonymous):

if it is what i think it is and that is the amount of compounds which are formed with hydrogen then it is C - carbon cause carbon can create largest amount of compounds with hydrogen -> hydrocarbons

OpenStudy (anonymous):

but again cause of language i would call in vincent...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

he he it will sound funny but i dont know how to quote somebody in text so that he gets notification....

OpenStudy (vincent-lyon.fr):

Hi! Just think and it seems to work!

OpenStudy (vincent-lyon.fr):

You have to write @+full login name, like: @Kryten

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Vincent-Lyon.Fr like this?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yay

OpenStudy (anonymous):

so is it ...Carbon.?

OpenStudy (vincent-lyon.fr):

Anyway, I do not understand the question either. In France, hydrides are compounds where H is (-I). The most famous I know are LiH and LiAlH4. Besides I do not understand the grammar of the question : "Which element forms the most hydrides?" What does the "most" mean in this sentence?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

exactly thats the way CIE examination tricks students..

OpenStudy (anonymous):

that are not tricks that is just playing stupid, and gessing game

OpenStudy (vincent-lyon.fr):

Does it mean: "Which element forms hydrides most easily?" or "Which element forms the greatest number of hydrides?"

OpenStudy (vincent-lyon.fr):

Is CIE 'Cambridge International Examination' ? They should write unambiguous English, I think!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

now that is question.... im too from europe (croatia) and here we dont have "trick" questions based upon grammar but calculus etc.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@zaphod i would choose carbon in your place...

OpenStudy (vincent-lyon.fr):

So would I. Chlorine, oxygen and nitrogen are very electronegative elements. We should call someone from the English-speaking chemical world! @JFraser: could you help us with this question?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

if you got more questions close this one cause JFraser isnt here right now and when he sees it he will answer, if not ask again...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okau

OpenStudy (jfraser):

i would choose carbon as well. Usually hydrides are compounds containing the H-1 ion, as mentioned earlier. We don't normally call them carbon hydrides, but carbon forms thousands of them. We usually just call them organic compounds. CH4, C2H6, C2H4, etc, etc

OpenStudy (anonymous):

so @zaphod for conclusion it is carbon :D

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