Problem: The central atom in __________ violates the octet rule.A) NH3B) SeF2C) BF3D) AsF3E) CF4

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Establish the octet rule exceptions and determine which among the mentioned compounds will not violate the octet rule

  • Recall that the octet rule states that an element is surrounded by eight electrons in the Lewis structure. 
  • Exceptions to this rule occur when:
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The central atom in __________ violates the octet rule.

A) NH3

B) SeF2

C) BF3

D) AsF3

E) CF4

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