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Covalent Bonding

  1. Oct 1, 2007 #1
    More questions lol.

    Ive looked this up and still cant get a clear answer.

    Lets say you have Boron...this atom has 5 valence electrons.

    I know that it can just have 3 covalent bonds with one other atom of Boron like this:

    But could it not just have a single convalent bond with three separate atoms of Boron or any other atom for that matter like this:

    or this:

    or even this:

    I have an even more complicated questions but I need the answer to this one first lol.

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  3. Oct 1, 2007 #2
    no B has 3 valence electrons, it is in Group IIIA (or 13). (It does have is 5 electrons but that includes 2 core electrons that are not involved in bonding)

    Is your next problem trying to draw a Lewis structure of a boron compound?
  4. Oct 3, 2007 #3
    No, just trying to figure out everything 100%
    I only had one set of questions and they are done. Now were just going over the chapters and i dont want to get behind
  5. Oct 4, 2007 #4
    well what is Boron bonding with?
    If its previously stated then i apologize i was not paying attention
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