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The structure is COF2 and the name is trigonal planar. Why is it that the Oxygen gets the double bond, but one of the Fluorine's does't get it? I thought that the most electronegative element will get the double bond? And oxygen is less electronegative than fluorine.
Tatiana Hage 2E
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Oxygen is less electronegative, so it is more likely to share its valence electrons than Fluorine, which is very electronegative.
Tanaisha Italia 1B
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This is also better in terms of formal charge, because each atom has a formal charge of zero when oxygen has a double bond/two single bonds, carbon has four bonds, and fluorine has a single bond.
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