How many lone pairs are on the central atom in #XeOF_2#?

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Dec 3, 2016

Answer:

The central #Xe# atom is having #2# lone pairs in the molecule, #XeOF_2#.

Explanation:

Here in this molecule, the Xenon #(Xe)# atom is the central atom, which has total #8# valent electrons.

So, #2# of the valence electrons of #Xe# atom will get bonded to the two #F# atoms.

Again more two valence electrons of #Xe# atom will get bonded to the #O# atom.

So, now there are total #4# unbonded valance electrons left with the #Xe# atom.

So, the central xenon atom will have #2# lone pairs in the molecule, #XeOF_2#.