Problem: How many lone pairs surround the central atom in the Lewis structure of ClF3?A. 0 B. 1 C. 2 D. 3 E. 5

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We’re being asked to determine the lone pairs that surround the central atom in the Lewis structure of ClF3 



To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for ClF3 


For this, we 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.

Step 4: Determine the lone pairs in the central atom


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How many lone pairs surround the central atom in the Lewis structure of ClF3?

A. 0 

B. 1 

C. 2 

D. 3 

E. 5

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