4.5.2 Noble gas configurations under stress

It is remarkable how many molecules and ions of the typical elements can be represented by Lewis structures in which each atom has a noble gas shell structure. Nevertheless, many exceptions exist. According to the periodic trends summarised in Section 2, the highest fluorides of boron and phosphorus are BF_{3} and PF_{5}. How

4.5 More about covalent bonding

So far, the valencies in Table 1 have just been numbers that we use to predict the formulae of compounds. But in the case of covalent substances they can tell us more. In particular, they can tell us how the atoms are linked together in the molecule. This information is obtained from a two-dimensional drawing of the **structural form**

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## Exercise 29

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4.3 Least Upper Bound Property

In the examples just given, it was straightforward to guess the values of sup *E* and inf *E*. Sometimes, however, this is not the case. For example, if
then it can be shown that *E* is bounded above by 3, but it is not so easy to guess the least upper bound of *E*.

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