Problem: Make a sketch of PF5.

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We’re being asked to draw a Lewis structure for PF5. We first need to determine the total number of valence electrons present in the molecule:

            Group            Valence Electrons

   P         5A                   1 × 5 e =  5 e

   F         7A                   5 × 7 e35 e

                    Total:  40 valence e

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Make a sketch of PF5.

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