Problem: Consider the following XF4 ions: PF4–, BrF4–, ClF4+, and AlF4–. Which of the ions have more than an octet of electrons around the central atom?

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Consider the following XF4 ions: PF4, BrF4, ClF4+, and AlF4. Which of the ions have more than an octet of electrons around the central atom?

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