Problem: Use valence bond theory to explain the bonding in F 2, HF, and ClBr. Sketch the overlap of the atomic orbitals involved in the bonds.

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F2:


The total number of valence electrons present:


            Group             Valence Electrons

F        7A                   2 × 7 e14 e

                        Total: 14 valence e


The Lewis structure is:


Valence electron configuration of F2s22p5

  • p-orbital can accommodate up to 6 electrons: (has vacancy for 1 more e-
  • Each F atom will use its 2p orbital to make a single covalent bond.
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Use valence bond theory to explain the bonding in F 2, HF, and ClBr. Sketch the overlap of the atomic orbitals involved in the bonds.

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