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in class example bf^3
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:15 pm
why does it only have 6 valence electrons? I didn't understand it clearly.
Re: in class example bf^3 [ENDORSED]
Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Since Boron "wants" 3 electrons when doing formal charge, and you only count 1 from each bond, boron needs 3 bonds to be the most stable.
Re: in class example bf^3
Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Boron has 5 valence electrons, meaning it will share 3 electrons with another atom in order to form an octet.