Heavy Water

Heavy water Heavy water is deuterium oxide(D2O) Preparation 1) By prolonged electrolysis When ordinary water is electrolysed, protium is liberated much more readily than deuterium because of the following reason: a) Being smaller in size, H+ ions have greater mobility as compared to D+ ions. b) Because of lower discharge potential, H+ ions are discharged at …

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Water

Structure of water molecule In water molecule, the oxygen is sp3 hybridized and hence has 4 sp3 hybridized orbitals. Two of these sp3 orbitals are half filled and hence overlap with 1s orbital of hydrogen to form two sp3 -s , O-H , σ bond while the other two contain a lone pair of electrons each. The geometry …

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Hydrides

Hydrides Dihydrogen combines with a number of elements to form binary compounds called hydrides. The general formula being MHx where M represents the element and x is the number of hydrogen atoms. The various elements which form hydrides are : 1) All main group elements except those of noble gases and probably Indium and thallium. …

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