Problem: If the boron nitride molecule, BN , were to form, what would its structure look like?

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Total number of valence electrons present in the molecule:


            Group            Valence Electrons

B        3A                   1 × 3 e3 e

N        5A                   1 × 5 e5 e

Total:  8 valence e


N   prefers to form 3 bonds:


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If the boron nitride molecule, BN , were to form, what would its structure look like?

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