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How Can BF3 exist if it has no octet filled?
« on: October 05, 2014, 03:50:29 AM »
Hi I'm learning about VSPER and LEWIS structure. I was just wondering how BF3 can exist since the central B atom only has valence electrons, and does not reach octet when making 3 single bonds with F? Is it more unstable because of that?

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Re: How Can BF3 exist if it has no octet filled?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 07:55:39 AM »
It is existing, but it like to form BF4- easily to fullfil the octett law.

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Re: How Can BF3 exist if it has no octet filled?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 10:20:00 AM »
In the terminology of Lewis acids and bases, what is BF3?

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