Why does boron trifluoride behave as a Lewis acid?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 11 months ago |  85

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Boron has the electronic configuration 2s2 2p1 . In its valence shell, it possesses three electrons. As a result, it is limited to forming three covalent connections. Boron has just six electrons surrounding it and its octet is incomplete as a result (sextet is available). Sextet is formed when one boron atom is combined with three fluorine molecules. Bifurofluoride, on the other hand, is always electron-deficient and functions as a Lewis acid. The structure of BF3 is given below:

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