Cl as a central atom

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Sanjana Borle 2K
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Cl as a central atom

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:36 am

If Cl were to be a central atom in a molecule and there four surrounding atoms, would it be wrong to have 3 double bonds and a single bond in the molecule? Since in that case the formal charge of Cl is zero and it can expand its octet, would this technically be correct or 14 electrons too much?

Haley Fredricks 1B
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Re: Cl as a central atom

Postby Haley Fredricks 1B » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:54 pm

In class today, Lavelle went over an example where Cl is the central atom with 6 bonds and one lone pair, so I think as long as the formal charge is 0 it is okay.

Alan Cornejo 1a
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Re: Cl as a central atom

Postby Alan Cornejo 1a » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:37 pm

Chlorine is one of the few atoms of which can also break the octet rule allowing it to expand its shells and hold more than 8 electrons

SimranSangha4I
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Re: Cl as a central atom

Postby SimranSangha4I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:40 pm

I think chlorine can be an exception to the octet rule as long as the charge is 0

joshtully
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Re: Cl as a central atom

Postby joshtully » Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:44 pm

Chlorine is an exception to the octet rule.

Queena Chu 1I
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Re: Cl as a central atom

Postby Queena Chu 1I » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:11 pm

Chlorine is actually able to hold more than eight electrons and thus is able to break the octet rule.


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