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Explain and draw a Lewis electron dot diagram for {eq}ClF {/eq}.

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Explain and draw a Lewis electron dot diagram for {eq}ClF {/eq}.

Lewis Structure:

A Lewis structure is used to describe the arrangement of bonding and non-bonding electrons in a covalent molecule involving two or more connected atoms. Sometimes, this is referred to as a Lewis electron dot diagram, because the shared valence electrons (bonding electrons) between atoms can be written as pairs of dots instead of a single or multiple lines. In either version of a Lewis structure the non-bonding electrons localized on certain atoms are written as dots.

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Learn to depict molecules and compounds using the Lewis structure. Explore the relationship between the octet rule, valence electron, and the electron dot diagram.


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