Problem: In which of these bonding patterns does X obey the octet rule?

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Octet rule: 8 electrons in the valence shell of atom


a) 4 bonds → 8 electrons

b) 3 bonds + 1 lone pair → 8 electrons

c) 5 bonds → 10 electrons

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In which of these bonding patterns does X obey the octet rule?

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