BeCl2 LEWIS STRUCTURE

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Hamilton Oh Dis 3L
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BeCl2 LEWIS STRUCTURE

Postby Hamilton Oh Dis 3L » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:09 pm

How is Beryllium able to stay stable with only 4 valence electrons?

Nicholas Codallos 4C
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Re: BeCl2 LEWIS STRUCTURE

Postby Nicholas Codallos 4C » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:29 pm

It doesn't have 4 valence electrons, the reason being is because the bonds between beryllium and chlorine are ionic which means its transferring (giving up) its two electrons opposed to sharing them (one to each chlorine atom.)


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