Problem: Draw Lewis structures of Br3–, I3– and F3–.

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Br3

Br3 has a –1 charge, which means it gained an electron. The total number of valence electrons present in the molecule is:


            Group             Valence Electrons

Br        7A                       3 × 7 e21 e

                 From –1 charge:        + 1 e

            Total:  22 valence e

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Draw Lewis structures of Br3, I3 and F3.

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