Problem: A valid Lewis structure of _____ cannot be drawn without violating the octet rule. A) NI3 B) SO2C) ICl5D) SiF4E) CO2

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Exceptions to this rule occur when:

• there is an odd number of electrons, like in radicals

• there are less than 8 electrons or incomplete octet

• there are more than 8 electrons or expanded octet. This occurs to nonmetals from Period 3 to 7.


For this problem, we need to draw the Lewis structure for each compound. 


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A valid Lewis structure of _____ cannot be drawn without violating the octet rule. 

A) NI

B) SO2

C) ICl5

D) SiF4

E) CO2

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