Problem: Write a Lewis structure for BF4 –.

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B (less electronegative than F) → central atom


Total number of valence electrons:


            Group             Valence Electrons

B         3A                   1 × 3 e3 e

F         7A                   4 × 7 e28 e

Charge = -1                        Add1 e

              Total:  32 valence e


Lewis Structure:

• F prefers to forms only one (1) bond (when not central atom)

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Write a Lewis structure for BF4 .

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