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anonymous
 one year ago
17. How many nonbonding electrons does phosphorus have?
anonymous
 one year ago
17. How many nonbonding electrons does phosphorus have?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Photon336 can you help with this one too?

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4@JayTheGreat yes, are you familiar with electron configurations?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0somewhat, I don't really understand it tbh.

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4let's first look at where phosphorus is on the periodic table

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4phosphorus has an atomic number of 15 so it has 15 electrons.

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4now non bonding electrons, if I remember this correctly it's talking about the electrons that don't participate in bonds.

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4so take a look at this periodic table

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4@JayTheGreat A good way to tell how many nonbonding electrons there are is to look at the vertical columns, called groups. groups are organized based on the number of valence electrons they have. so you can see that phosphorus is in the same group as nitrogen, dw:1443462284876:dw

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4based off of this how many valence electrons does phosphorus have?

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4another question see the group with fluorine how many valence electrons do those have ?

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4you see a pattern right? the groups vertical columns are organized based on the number of valence electrons. now for phosphorus dw:1443462815152:dw

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4one thing that you need to realize is that nonbonding electrons are sometimes called lone pairs, because they dont participate in bonding. phosphorus would need to be bonded to something for you to figure this out but the lewis dot structures help you to figure this out.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 5 ix the number of nonbonding electrons or the total number of all electrons

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Phosphorus needs to be bonded to something I.E. a molecule did they give you an example?

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4strange, non bonding means those elections dont participate in any bonding, just as the name implies. I guess you could say just 5 electrons if you're talking about elemental phosphorous but here's an example below, generally speaking phosphorus needs to be bonded to something, how many non bonding electrons would be in this compound below? dw:1443463842447:dw

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4@jaytheGreat in that figure phosphorus has 2 non bonding electrons. let's work this out

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4dw:1443470744176:dw

aaronq
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Without the actual identity of the molecule, you cannot say how many nonbonding (or bonding) electrons there are  it just doesnt make sense.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you @Photon336
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