Problem 3.59 Part A

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Iris Shim 1E
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Problem 3.59 Part A

Postby Iris Shim 1E » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:40 pm

How come in the Lewis structure of ClO, why does chlorine only have 7 electrons? How come the octet rule does not have to be fulfilled with ClO?

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Re: Problem 3.59 Part A

Postby Shannon Wasley 2J » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:50 pm

Based on the periodic table, chlorine has seven valence electrons and oxygen has 6 electrons which is equal to 13 valence electrons, illustrating a violation of the octet rule, since it is an odd number of valence electrons. Therefore, chlorine would be without an 8th valence electrons, since there are not enough to fill both oxygen and chlorine.

Iris Shim 1E
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Re: Problem 3.59 Part A

Postby Iris Shim 1E » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:22 pm

But how is this molecule able to exist in the first place?

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Re: Problem 3.59 Part A

Postby Bansi Amin 1D » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:54 pm

Isn't ClO an anion?

Rana YT 2L
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Re: Problem 3.59 Part A

Postby Rana YT 2L » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:57 pm

The ion is able to exist only because the extra electron becomes part of another bond


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