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Lewis Dot Structure For Boron

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Three cases can be constructed that do not follow the Octet Rule, and as such, they are known as exceptions to the Octet Rule. Following the Octet Rule for Lewis Dot structure leads to the most accurate depictions of stable molecular and atomic structures and because of this, we always want to use the Octet Rule when drawing Lewis Dot Structures. However, it is hard to imagine that one rule could be followed by all molecules. There is always exception, and in this case, three exceptions. The Octet Rule is violated in these three scenarios: when there are odd number of Valence electrons when there are too few Valence electrons When there are too many Valence electrons, there are actually very few stable molecules with odd numbers of electrons that exist, since that unpaired electron is willing to react with other unpaired electrons. Most odd electron species are highly reactive, which we call Free Radicals. Because of their instability, Free Radicals bond to atoms in which they can take electrons from in order to become stable, making them very chemically reactive. Radicals are found as both reactants and products, but generally react to form more stable molecules as soon as they can. To emphasize the existence of unpaired electron, Radicals are denoted with Dot in front of their chemical symbol as with {matheq}{\cdot}OH{endmatheq} hydroxyl radical. The example of radical you may be familiar with already is gaseous chlorine atom, denote {matheq}{\cdot}Cl{endmatheq} interestingly, molecules with an odd number of Valence electrons will always be paramagnetic. Example 2: {matheq}SO_4^{-2}{endmatheq} ion sulfate ion, SO 4-2. Is ion that prefers expand Octet structure. Strict adherence to Octet Rule forms following Lewis structure: if we look at formal charges on this molecule, we can see that all of the oxygen atoms have seven electrons around them. This is one more electron than the number of Valence electrons then they would have normally, and as such, each of the oxygen atoms in this structure has a formal charge of-1. Sulfur has four electrons around it in this structure, which is two electrons fewer than the number of Valence electrons it would have normally, and as such it carries a formal charge of + 2. If instead we make structure for sulfate ion with expanded Octet, it would look like this: looking at formal charges for this structure, sulfur ion has six electrons around it. This is the same amount as the number of Valence electrons it would have naturally. This leaves sulfur with a formal charge of zero. Two oxygens that have double bonds to sulfur have six electrons each around them. This is the same amount of electrons as the number of Valence electrons that oxygen atoms have on their own, and as such, both of these oxygen atoms have a formal charge of zero.

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9.1 Lewis Electron Dot Diagrams

Table

lithium1 s 2 2 s 11 valence electron
beryllium1 s 2 2 s 22 valence electrons
nitrogen1 s 2 2 s 2 2 p 35 valence electrons
neon1 s 2 2 s 2 2 p 68 valence electrons

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Exception 2: Incomplete Octets

As important and useful as the Octet Rule is in chemical Bonding, there are some well-know violations. This does not mean that the Octet Rule is uselessquite, contrary. As with many rules, there are exceptions, or violations. There are three violations of the Octet Rule. Odd-electron molecules molecules with odd number of electrons in valence of shell of atom. Represent first violation of the Octet Rule. Although they are few, some stable compounds have an odd number of electrons in their valence shells. With odd number of electrons, at least one atom in molecule will have to violate the Octet Rule. Examples of stable odd-electron molecules are NO, NO 2, and ClO 2. The Lewis electron dot diagram for NO is as follow: although O atom has Octet of electrons, N atom has only seven electrons in its valence shell. Although NO is a stable compound, it is very chemically reactive, as are most other odd-electron compounds. Electron-deficient molecules molecules with less than eight electrons in valence of the shell of atom. Represent second violation of the Octet Rule. These stable compounds have less than eight electrons around atom in molecule. The most common examples are covalent compounds of beryllium and boron. For example, beryllium can form two Covalent bonds, resulting in only four electrons in its valence shell: boron commonly makes only three Covalent bonds, resulting in only six valence electrons around B atom. A well-know example is BF 3: third violation of the Octet Rule is found in those compounds with more than eight electrons assigned to their valence shell. These are called expanded valence shell molecules molecules with more than eight electrons in the valence shell of atom. Such compounds are formed only by central atoms in third row of the periodic table or beyond that have empty d orbitals in their valence shells that can participate in Covalent Bonding. One such compound is PF 5. The only reasonable Lewis electron dot diagram for this compound has P atom making five Covalent bonds: formally, P atom has 10 electrons in its valence shell.


Exceptions to the Octet Rule

The Octet rule states that atoms below atomic number 20 tend to combine so that they each have eight electrons in their valence shells, which gives them the same electronic configuration as noble gas. The rule is applicable to main-group elements, especially carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and halogens, but also to metals such as sodium and magnesium. Valence electrons can be counted using the Lewis electron dot diagram. In carbon dioxide, for example, each oxygen shares four electrons with central carbon. These four electrons are counted in both the carbon octet and oxygen octet because they are share.

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Exception 3: Expanded Valence Shells

More common than incomplete octets are expanded octets where the central atom in the Lewis structure has more than eight electrons in its valence shell. In expanded octets, central atom can have ten electrons, or even twelve. Molecules with Expanded octets involve highly electronegative terminal atoms, and nonmetal central atom found in the third period or below, which those terminal atoms bond to. For example, {matheq}PCl_5{endmatheq} is legitimate compound whereas {matheq}NCl_5{endmatheq} is not: 'octet' rule is based upon available N s and N P orbitals for valence electrons. Beginning with the N = 3 principle quantum number, d orbitals become available. The Orbital diagram for valence shell of phosphorous is: hence, third period elements occasionally exceed the octet rule by using their empty d orbitals to accommodate additional electrons. Size is also an important consideration: larger central atom, larger number of electrons which can surround it expand valence shells occur most often when the central atom is bonded to small electronegative atoms, such as F, Cl and O. There is currently much scientific exploration and inquiry into the reason why expand valence shells are find. The top area of interest is figuring out where extra pair of electrons are find. Many chemists think that there is not a very large energy difference between 3p and 3d orbitals, and as such it is plausible for extra electrons to easily fill 3d orbital when expand octet is more favorable than having a complete octet. This matter is still under hot debate, and there is even debate as to what makes expanding octet more favorable than configuration that follow octet rule. One of situations where expanded octet structures are treated as more favorable than Lewis structures that follow the octet rule is when formal charges in expanded octet structure are smaller than in structures that adhere to the octet rule, or when there are less formal charges in expanded octet than in structure structure that adhere to octet rule. Expand Lewis structures are also plausible depictions of molecules when experimentally determine bond lengths suggest partial double bond characters even when single bonds would already fully fill octet of central atom. Despite cases for expanded octets, as mention for incomplete octets, it is important to keep in mind that, in general, octet rules applies.

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