Problem: Explain why Br3– and I3– are stable, while F3– is not.

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Draw the Lewis structures:

All are from Group 7A (halogens) → 7 valence electrons x 3

-charge  → +1 electrons

Total = 22 elctrons



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Explain why Br3 and I3 are stable, while F3 is not.

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