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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
Chemical Bonds
Lattice Energy
Lattice Energy Application
Born Haber Cycle
Dipole Moment
Lewis Dot Structure
Octet Rule
Formal Charge
Resonance Structures
Additional Practice
Bond Energy

Solution: A valid Lewis structure of _____ cannot be drawn without violating the octet rule.a. NI3b. SO2c. ICl5d. SiF4e. CO2


A valid Lewis structure of _____ cannot be drawn without violating the octet rule.

a. NI3

b. SO2

c. ICl5

d. SiF4

e. CO2


Analyze the central atom of each molecule and determine if it’s capable of having an expanded octet or an incomplete octet by constructing a Lewis structure

Step 1. Establish the octet rule exceptions

  • Recall that atoms tend to follow the octet rule which refers to the tendency of atoms to prefer eight electrons in the valence shell.
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