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    Predicting Binding Energies

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    Predict the order for increasing binding energies of the C(1s) electron for the following compounds giving your reasoning.

    CF4, CH4, CH2Br2, CH2Cl2, CHCl3, CH3Br, CH3I

    Some electronegativity values that you may find useful:

    Hydrogen: 2.1
    Fluorine: 3.9
    Chlorine: 3.0
    Bromine: 2.8
    Iodine: 2.5

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    An increase in oxidation state causes the binding energy to increase due to a decrease in the screening of the inner electrons by the core electrons. Electronegative elements decrease the electron density around the carbon atom (thus oxidising ...

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    This solution discusses binding energies.