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CHE 105/110 Introduction to Chemistry - Exercises and Answers

Violations of the Octet Rule

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QUESTION ANSWER

1.

Why can an odd-electron molecule not satisfy the octet rule?

1.

There is no way all electrons can be paired if there are an odd number of them.

3.

Draw an acceptable Lewis electron dot diagram for these molecules that violate the octet rule.

  1. NO2
  2. XeF4

3.

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5.

Draw an acceptable Lewis electron dot diagram for these molecules that violate the octet rule.

  1. POF3
  2. ClF3

5.

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