Hocl Lewis Structure

Hocl Lewis Structure

How to draw a Lewis structure for Cl? 3

I don't know what to use to get unused electrons and is it single bond or double bond? You already know

The molecule should have a total of 14 electrons.

H = 1, O = 6, Cl = 7 .. (This is basically your group or valence electron number.)

1 + 6 + 7 = 14 electrons.

It's going to start like this> HO Cl then add 2 electrons between HO and O Cl.

I will use # to represent a pair of electrons. > H # O # Cl. So far you have used 4 electrons. (Ignore elliptical shapes: ...)

Now let Cl have one whole byte (8 electrons) around it.

................... #

H # O # Cl #

................... #

So far it has eaten 10 electrons. H is one whole byte (you only need 2 electrons). Cl is a whole byte. Place the remaining four electrons (also known as 2 pairs of electrons) around oxygen:

...... # .... #

H # O # Cl #

...... # ..... #

Remember, # means 2 electrons. So now you have used 14 electrons and each atom has one whole byte. This is your last answer. All are individual links. A double bond occurs when two atoms share four electrons.

...... # .... #

H # O # Cl #

...... # ..... #

Lewis structure for cl

Lewis's structure