What are electron deficient compounds? Explain with example.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The molecule in which central atom has lesser electrons than octet are electron deficient. For example in AlCl3, Al has incomplete octet, having 6 electrons in outermost orbital. Since, it lacks one electron pair hence it is electron deficient compound

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM