BF3 Lewis Structure

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Camille Marangi 2E
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BF3 Lewis Structure

Postby Camille Marangi 2E » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:11 pm

Why does Boron's lewis structure show it as being perfectly stable without a full octet of electrons when paired with 3 Fluorine atoms? (Seen in BF3 if that wasn't clear)

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Re: BF3 Lewis Structure

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:56 pm

Boron is one of those elements that does not require a full octet of valence electrons to be stable. It only requires six, and is therefore an exception to the octet rule.

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