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The Lewis structure of shows that the central phosphorus atom has __________ nonbonding and __________ bonding electron pairs.
Is the answer 1, 3
Is it 1 because it asked for PAIRS- so there are two electrons not bonded- so one pair?

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    You omitted the chemical about which you are asking.

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    Phosphorous

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    The compound is phosphorus WHAT? Or do you want phosphorus, as in P4?

    The Lewis structure of WHAT shows that the central phosphorus atom has __________ nonbonding and __________ bonding electron pairs.

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    Sorry. PF3

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    See the link above at your repost.

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