Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 8 - Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding - Exercises - Page 336: 8.59d


This statement is false.

Work Step by Step

It is possible to have an atom that is overloaded with more than 8 valence electrons, but this generally happens in bigger elements that are at least as big in terms of atomic number as Aluminum. This is clearly not the case with Nitrogen, which has an atomic number of 7, so Nitrogen is basically never overloaded with electrons surrounding it. Thus, this statement is false.
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