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),
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.
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