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BeCl2 LEWIS STRUCTURE

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:09 pm
by Hamilton Oh Dis 3L
How is Beryllium able to stay stable with only 4 valence electrons?

Re: BeCl2 LEWIS STRUCTURE

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:29 pm
by Nicholas Codallos 4C
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.)