We can predict the number of bonds and lone pairs that elements prefer based on their group number.
Bonding Preferences Concept 1
Bonding Preferences Example 1
How many bonds and nonbonding electrons can be found around Si atoms?
How many bonds and lone pairs can be found around Mg atoms?
a) 2, 1 b) 2, 0 c) 3, 1 d) 3, 0