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Consider the molecule BF3. (a) What is the electron configuration
of an isolated B atom? (b) What is the electron configuration
of an isolated F atom? (c) What hybrid orbitals
should be constructed on the B atom to make the B–F bonds
in BF3? (d) What valence orbitals, if any, remain unhybridized
on the B atom in BF3?

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