Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 10 - Sections 10.1-10.8 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 53b

Answer

P can form three bonds as it has three half filled orbitals.

Work Step by Step

An atom can only form as many bonds as it has half filled orbitals.
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