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

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

a. NI3

b. SO2

c. ICl5

d. SiF4

e. CO2

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