Noble Gas as central atom

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Patrick Ricaflanca 2H
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Noble Gas as central atom

Postby Patrick Ricaflanca 2H » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:06 pm

Since Xenon can be considered a central atom, does that mean Krypton and Radon can also act as the central atom?

Swati_Sharma_2D
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Re: Noble Gas as central atom

Postby Swati_Sharma_2D » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:43 am

Hi,

I believe it depends on the electronegativity of the elements in the compound you are trying to make a lewis structure for; if radon or krypton are the least electronegative, I imagine they could go in the center although I don't believe this is very common as it is not something I have seen before.


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