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Cl as a central atom

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:36 am
by Sanjana Borle 2K
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?

Re: Cl as a central atom

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:54 pm
by Haley Fredricks 1B
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.

Re: Cl as a central atom

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:37 pm
by Alan Cornejo 1a
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

Re: Cl as a central atom

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:40 pm
by SimranSangha4I
I think chlorine can be an exception to the octet rule as long as the charge is 0

Re: Cl as a central atom

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:44 pm
by joshtully
Chlorine is an exception to the octet rule.

Re: Cl as a central atom

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:11 pm
by Queena Chu 3E
Chlorine is actually able to hold more than eight electrons and thus is able to break the octet rule.