*Ok below is the full question.
Fluorine is a toxic, reactive gas. Which representation (structural formula, electron dot structure, or three-dimensional model) would you use to explain why fluorine is so reactive? Why?
I’m not sure as to which one. Plz help me. Need an explanation Thank You.
I think it’s something about the electrons that sets it out of balance and makes it reactive, so I’d pick the electron dot structure.
Fluorine Structural Formula
one reason flourine is reactive is that it has an incomplete outer electron shell.
all elements ‘seek’ to have their outer shell filled. in flourine’s case, the outer shell requires 8 electrons to be filled, but fluorine only as 7 in it’s outer shell, so it’s ‘looking’ for 1 more