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What is the geometric structure of the boron trifluoride moleCule, BF 3 ? How many pairs of valence electrons are present on the boron atom in BF 3 ? What are the approximate F B F bond angles in BF 3 ?

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Interpretation:

The geometric structure of the boron trifluoride molecule is to be stated. The number of pairs of valence electrons on boron atom and approximate FBF bond angles in BF3 molecule are to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

The representation of an element along with its valence electrons is referred to as Lewis symbol or Electron Dot Symbol. The Lewis structure exhibits the connection between atoms. Each dot around an atom represents electrons.

The geometry of molecule is determined by electron pair present around the central atom.

The formula to calculate electron pairs in the compound is,

Electronpair=bondpair+lonepair

If electron pairs are 2 then the shape of the molecule will be linear.

Similarly, if electron pairs are 3, then the shape of the molecule will be trigonal planar.

Explanation

The geometric structure of BF3 molecule is shown below.

Figure 1

The above structure exhibits that boron trifluoride has trigonal planar geometry. The electronic configuration of boron atom is 1s22s22p1. It indicates that there are three electrons in the valence shell of boron. The three valence electrons of boron combine with three valence electrons of fluorine atoms, which results in formation of three electron pairs around boron atom in BF3 molecule

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