Drawing the Lewis Structure for PF6-

Viewing Notes:

  • With PF6- be sure to add an additional valence electron to your total because of the negative sign.
  • There are a total of 48 valence electrons in PF6-.
  • Phosporous (P) is the least electronegative and goes at the center of the Lewis structure.
  • Phosporous (P) is below Period Two on the periodic table and can hold more than 8 valence electrons.
  • Be sure to put brackets and a negative sign around the PF6- Lewis structure to show that it is an ion.