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    Hey guys,

    I'm quite confused why Boron is covalently bonded with fluorine in BF3 and BeF3 (isn't beryllium a metal?)
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    (Original post by rm_27)
    Hey guys,

    I'm quite confused why Boron is covalently bonded with fluorine in BF3 and BeF3 (isn't beryllium a metal?)
    You are confused ...

    ... BeF3 does not exist!
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    (Original post by haemo)
    I'm unsure what you're asking, however:

    Boron is in Group 5, meaning it has five outer electrons on its outer shell and needs three electrons.
    No it's not, it's in group 3 and has 3 electrons in the outer shell

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    Boron forms a B3+ ion
    No it doesn't.
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    (Original post by charco)
    No it doesn't.
    It can in the gas phase.

    (pedantry over)
 
 
 
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