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Expanded octets?

Post  pplantblues on Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:47 pm

Determine if the phosphorous atom(s) in the following molecules have an expanded octet.
(1) PF5
A. PF5 has an expanded octet.
B. PF5 does not have an expanded octet.
Answer A or B

(2) PF3
A. PF3 has an expanded octet.
B. PF3 doesn't have an expanded octet.
Answer A or B

(3) P2F4 (which has a P-P bond)
A. P2F4 has an expanded octet
B. P2F4 doesn't have an expanded octet

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Re: Expanded octets?

Post  funion987 on Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:50 pm

A, B, B

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