Total number of valence electrons present in the molecule:
Group Valence Electrons
B 3A 1 × 3 e– = 3 e–
N 5A 1 × 5 e– = 5 e–
Total: 8 valence e–
N prefers to form 3 bonds:
If the boron nitride molecule, BN , were to form, what would its structure look like?
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