Let us start this problem by drawing the Lewis structure of F3-.
Step 1: The steps that are required to be taken:
Atom Valence Electrons
Fluorine 7 e- x 3 = (21 e- ) + 1
= 22 valence e-
A total of 22 valence electrons are present.
Step 2 : The Lewis structures have to be drawn.
Formal Charge = group number – (bonds the element is making + non-bonding electrons)
Although I3- is known, F3- is not.
Another classmate says F3- does not exist because F is too small to make bonds to more than one atom. Is this classmate possibly correct?
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