Problem: Draw the Lewis structure of PH 3.

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The questions ask us to draw the Lewis structure so the first thing we need to know is the number of valence electrons. We know that P has 5 e- since it is from group 5a and H will have 1 e- each.

Next, we draw the atoms. P will be the central atom here since H never goes in the center. Then we form bonds with each hydrogen.

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Draw the Lewis structure of PH 3.

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