Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 7 - Molecular Structures - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 325f: 91b



Work Step by Step

We know that there are two lone pairs, giving 4 electrons. If we add the two single-bonded hydrogens, we find that we need 2+4=6 valence electrons. Thus, group 6 elements will work here.
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