Problem: Consider the following moleculesI. BCl3        II. CHBr3 (C is the central atom)      III. Cl2        IV. XeBr2          V. COThese molecules do not follow the octet rule.I, IVI, III, IV, VIIII, V, VII, IV, VII, II, IV, VI

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Consider the following molecules

I. BCl3        II. CHBr3 (C is the central atom)      III. Cl2        IV. XeBr2          V. CO

These molecules do not follow the octet rule.

  1. I, IV
  2. I, III, IV, VI
  3. III, V, VI
  4. I, IV, VI
  5. I, II, IV, VI

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