Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 9 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals - Study Questions - Page 369f: 60


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a) Boron has 3 valence electrons, fluorine 7 and with the negative charge, 32 in total, which is isoelectronic to, for example, $CF_4$ b) No, sulfur has six valence electrons while silicon has four. c) $sp^3$ in both cases, because they make 4 single bonds.
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