Which of the following elements can form four bonds with other atoms?





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  • 8 months ago

    Do your own homework.

    • Brandy8 months agoReport

      hush up Stephen, I figured it out on my own

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  • 8 months ago

    Four bonds .....

    I assume you mean bonds to four atoms. You don't specify if the species are neutral or ions.

    S ........ SF4 ....... sulfur tetrafluoride

    Si ....... SiCl4 ..... silicon tetrachloride

    Br ....... BrF4^- ... tetrafluorobromate(III) anion

    P ........ PF4^- .....tetrafluorophosphite(III) anion

    All four elements can form species with four bonds.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    If you are talking strictly four bonds, then it is silicon. Other atoms can expand their octet shell by bonding with more than four atoms & a general rule of knowing whether an atom forms multiple bonds is if they are in the 4th row and below. So like the transition metals & nonmetals.

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  • 8 months ago

    S can in SO2.

    Si can in SiO2.

    Br cannot.

    P seems to do that in P4O8, but not all the P atoms in that compound do.

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  • GTB
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Si - silicon is a group 4 element

    • pisgahchemist
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      "silicon is a group 4 element" ..... no, it's not. Silicon is in group 14. Silicon is in group IVA in the old column numbering scheme.

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