Problem: Draw the Lewis structure for BrF with an arrow representing the dipole moment.

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Step 1: Since there are only two atoms, there will not be a central atom in the molecule.


Step 2: The total number of valence electrons present in FBr is:


            Group              Valence Electrons

F          7A                   1 × 7 e7 e

Br        7A                    1 × 7 e7 e

Total:  14 valence e


Step 3: Halogens, when not the central atom, form only 1 bond. The incomplete Lewis structure of FBr is:



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Draw the Lewis structure for BrF with an arrow representing the dipole moment.

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