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(1) B is the least electronegative atom → B is central atom
(2): The total number of valence electrons present in BF2Cl
Group Valence Electrons
B 3A 1 × 3 e– = 3 e–
F 7A 2 × 7 e– = 14 e–
Cl 7A 1 × 7 e– = 7 e–
Total: 24 valence e–
Does the molecule BF2Cl have a dipole moment?
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