Problem: Consider the collection of nonmetallic elements O, P, Te, I and B.Which combinations of elements would likely yield a compound of empirical formula X2Y3?

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We are asked which combinations of elements would likely yield a compound of empirical formula X2Y3.


Likely Bonds: 

O → 2 bonds

P → 3 bonds

I → 1 bodn

B → 3 bonds

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Consider the collection of nonmetallic elements O, P, Te, I and B.

Which combinations of elements would likely yield a compound of empirical formula X2Y3?

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