Chemistry Practice Problems Octet Rule Practice Problems Solution: The central atom in __________ violates the octet ...

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

Problem

The central atom in __________ violates the octet rule.

A) NH3

B) SeF2

C) BF3

D) AsF3

E) CF4

Solution

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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