We’re being asked to determine which molecule contains an atom that does not follow 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:
How many of the following elements can form compounds with an expanded octet?
S Kr Xe B
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