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Unformatted text preview: to the peripheral atom(s) to form an octet of electrons about peripheral atoms. If the central atom does not have an octet of electrons, form double or triple bonds between the central and peripheral atom(s) by moving electron pairs from the peripheral atom(s) between the central atom and the peripheral atom(s). 5. If correctly done, each atom in the compound should have an octet of electrons about itself, except hydrogen....
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