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Which compound is likely to have an incomplete octet?a)

Chemistry: A Molecular Approach | 3rd Edition | ISBN: 9780321809247 | Authors: Nivaldo J. Tro ISBN: 9780321809247 1

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Problem 4SAQ

Problem 4SAQ

Which compound is likely to have an incomplete octet?

a) NH3

b) SO3

c) N2O

d) BH3

Step-by-Step Solution:

Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 5 Atoms have the tendency to share (as it happens in covalent bond between non metallic species) or transfer (as it happens in ionic bond between a metal and a non metal specie) electrons in order to attain a more stable electron configuration. After the bond establishes, there have to be 8 electrons in the outer shell surrounding every element in order to respect the octet rule. The electrons surrounding an element can be or in form of “lone pair” (a couple of electrons that are not involved in any bond) or in form of shared electron (in this case there is a line connecting If we use the Lewis structure, it’s only a matter of counting the electrons surrounding every atom. We are going to demonstrate the answer we need is letter d)

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Textbook: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach
Edition: 3
Author: Nivaldo J. Tro
ISBN: 9780321809247

Since the solution to 4SAQ from 9 chapter was answered, more than 1398 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The answer to “Which compound is likely to have an incomplete octet?a) NH3b) SO3c) N2Od) BH3” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 13 words. Chemistry: A Molecular Approach was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321809247. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 4SAQ from chapter: 9 was answered by , our top Chemistry solution expert on 02/22/17, 04:35PM. This full solution covers the following key subjects: compound, incomplete, likely, octet, saq. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 82 chapters, and 9454 solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, edition: 3.

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