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anonymous
 one year ago
How many covalent bonds can Fluorine and Carbon form together?
anonymous
 one year ago
How many covalent bonds can Fluorine and Carbon form together?

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Javk
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Fluorine is in group 7 of the periodic table, to complete the outer shell it needs 1 more electron, therefore it has a valency of 1. Carbon is in group 4 of the periodic table, that means it has a valency of 4. Now cross multiply C F \/ /\ 4 1 Meaning for every 1 carbon atom there need to be 4 fluorine atoms, therefore the formula of the compound would be \(CF _{4}\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you! So does that it can make five covalent bonds together?

Javk
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3No... the molecule would look something like this ``` F  FCF  F ``` which means there are 4 bonds, I think you counted one of them twice
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