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Unformatted text preview: common. Elements in groups IA, IIA and IIIA do not follow the " octet rule " that we used for the above problems. When we write the electron-dot formula for BF 3 , the boron will not have eight electrons and that is just fine. ..it helps us understand its chemical character....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course ENGN 45 taught by Professor Wendy during the Spring '09 term at City College of San Francisco.
- Spring '09