Problem: How many lone pairs of electrons are on the iodine atom in the Lewis structure of IF3?A. 0      B. 1      C. 2      D. 3      E. 4

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We’re being asked to determine the number of lone pairs in the iodine atom for IF3.


To do so, we first need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.


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How many lone pairs of electrons are on the iodine atom in the Lewis structure of IF3?

A. 0      B. 1      C. 2      D. 3      E. 4


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