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pls explain what is a hydride?

Asked by NAKSHATRA 29th September 2013, 4:37 PM
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Hydride ion is formed when a hydrogen atom accepts an electron. It is denoted by H-. It has a valency of 1.

Hydrides are commonly named after binary compounds that hydrogen forms with other elements of the periodic table. Hydride compounds in general form with almost any element, except a few noble gases. Hydrides are classified into three major groups, depending upon their formation of bonds with other elements. The three major groups are covalent, ionic, and metallic hydrides.

Answered by Expert 30th September 2013, 12:29 PM
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