Lewis Dot Structures: Exceptions Video Lessons

Concept:

Problem: Decide if the compound/ion listed can satisfy the octet rule(duet rule for H), if so choose satisfies Octet Rule from the dropdown menu. If the compound/ion cannot satisfy the octet rule for one of the atoms in the formula, choose one of the following three reasons why: Too many valence electrons (more than eight), Too few valence electrons (fewer than eight), or Odd # of valence electrons.a. CCl3b. BH3c. KrCl2d. SF6e. ICl3f. NO2

FREE Expert Solution

We are asked if the compound/ion listed can satisfy the octet rule.

a. CCl3 → No, Too few valence electrons (fewer than eight),

b. BH3 → No, Too few valence electrons (fewer than eight),

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Problem Details

Decide if the compound/ion listed can satisfy the octet rule(duet rule for H), if so choose satisfies Octet Rule from the dropdown menu. If the compound/ion cannot satisfy the octet rule for one of the atoms in the formula, choose one of the following three reasons why:

Too many valence electrons (more than eight),

Too few valence electrons (fewer than eight),

or Odd # of valence electrons.

a. CCl3

b. BH3

c. KrCl2

d. SF6

e. ICl3

f. NO2