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Problem: The structure of borazine, B3N3H6, is a six-membered ring of alternating B and N atoms. There is one H atom bonded to each B and to each N atom. The molecule is planar.Write a Lewis structure for borazine in which the formal charge on every atom is zero. Write a Lewis structure for borazine in which the octet rule is satisfied for every atom. Would you expect the molecule to be planar for both Lewis structures?

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Based on the given description, the skeleton structure of borazine is:




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The structure of borazine, B3N3H6, is a six-membered ring of alternating B and N atoms. There is one H atom bonded to each B and to each N atom. The molecule is planar.

Write a Lewis structure for borazine in which the formal charge on every atom is zero. Write a Lewis structure for borazine in which the octet rule is satisfied for every atom. Would you expect the molecule to be planar for both Lewis structures?

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