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BF3

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:44 pm
by Cindy Nguyen 1L
Just to confirm:

BF3 would have an sp2 hybridization, but it has an empty p-orbital (can accept a lone pair and have an octet). When BF3 undergoes an acid-base reaction, Boron can accept a lone pair from a Lewis base, and that bond is called a coordinate covalent bond? And that coordinate covalent bond would be a sigma bond.

Re: BF3

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:22 pm
by nikitasridhar_1b
I think that's correct but I believe it forms a pi bond (not positive though)