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in boron triflouride flourine donates electron to boron through back bonding but flourine being more electronegative how is it able to donate electrons to boron ?

in boron triflouride flourine donates electron to boron through back bonding but flourine being more electronegative how is it able to donate electrons to boron ?

Grade:12

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Yash Baheti IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 97 Points
6 years ago
Hi,

When boron donates its electron to flourine it becomes highly unstable as it is surrounded by 3 flourines. In order to stabilize boron, one flourine gives electron to boron.

Which is a different phenomena explained via back bonding.

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