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Postby Betty Wolkeba section 1L » Mon May 14, 2018 8:27 pm

After todays's lecture where we learned that the element B doesnt need a full octet, does this rule apply to all the group 13 elements or just some specific ones, and if so, what are they?

Jack Martinyan 1L
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Re: BF3

Postby Jack Martinyan 1L » Mon May 14, 2018 8:56 pm

The two elements that most commonly fail to complete an octet are boron and aluminum; they both readily form compounds in which they have six valence electrons, rather than the usual eight predicted by the octet rule. I believe these two are the most common ones

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Re: BF3

Postby Samantha Castro 1D » Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 pm

Boron is an exception and is fine with only six valence electron in its outer shell.

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