Analyze the bond preference of the following:
O → Group 6A → prefers 2 bonds, 2 lone pairs
P → Group 5A →prefers 3 bonds, 1 lone pair
Te → Group 6A → prefers 2 bonds, 2 lone pairs
I → Group 7A → prefers 1 bonds, 3 lone pairs
B → Group 3A → prefers 3 bonds
Consider the collection of nonmetallic elements O, P, Te, I and B.
(c) Which two would be likely to form a compound of formula XY2?
(d) Which combinations of elements would likely yield a compound of empirical formula X2Y3?
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