Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 10 - Problems: 10.3

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

a, b, d, e, f, and h obey the octet rule since X is surrounded by a total of 8 electrons in each case. c breaks the octet rule because it is surrounded by 10 electrons. g breaks the ruie because it has only 6 electrons around it.
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