Question 4.11

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Question 4.11

Postby Chloe Orsini 1K » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:25 pm

For the lewis structure for SCl4 why do we add two electrons to the Sulfur atom instead of just adding two double bonds?

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Re: Question 4.11

Postby kamalkolluri » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:28 pm

By adding a lone pair on Sulfur, and only forming single bonds with Cl, it makes the formal charge 0 for every atom

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Re: Question 4.11

Postby rosemarywang4i » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:30 pm

The molecule is more stable that way as the formal charges of S and Cl are all zero.

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