Problem: Consider the following set of molecules:I). BF3      II). CHBr3 (central atom is C)     III). Br2      IV). XeCl2       V). CO      VI). SF4Select the group that best fits the following statement: These molecules violate the octet rule.a) I, III, IV, VIb) I, IV, VIc) I, II, IVd) III, V, VIe) I, II, IV, VI

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Consider the following set of molecules:

I). BF3      II). CHBr3 (central atom is C)     III). Br2      IV). XeCl2       V). CO      VI). SF4

Select the group that best fits the following statement: These molecules violate the octet rule.

a) I, III, IV, VI

b) I, IV, VI

c) I, II, IV

d) III, V, VI

e) I, II, IV, VI

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