Consider the Lewis structure for PH5:
There are a total of _______ valence electrons. There are _______ bonding electrons, _______ non-bonding electrons, and _______ lone pairs of electrons.
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Expert Chegg Question Answer:
In PH5, the five hydrogen atoms are bonded to P by single bonds.
P has 5 valence electrons and each H has one balence electron. So, a total of 10 valence electrons.
All 10 valence electrons take part in bonding to male five sigmabonds. So, 10 bonding electrons.
0 non-bonding electrons.
And, 0 lone pairs of electrons.
If that doesn’t work then the question must be asking about P only. And the the answers are,