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Which is the correct Lewis structure for nitrogen

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

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Problem 9SAQ

Which is the correct Lewis structure for nitrogen trifluoride?

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Solution 9SAQ Let’s try to demonstrate the correct answer is for letter c) Step 1 of 3 Lewis structures represent the valence electrons that an atom shares or transfer when forming a bond in order to attain noble gas electron configuration. Nitrogen belongs to the group VA, so it has 5 electrons in its valence shell and it needs 3 electron to respect the octet rule. Step 2 of 3 Fluorine has seven electrons in its valence shell because it belongs to group VII A. So it needs one electron to complete the valence shell and respect the octet rule.

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

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