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Use valence bond theory to explain the bonding in Cl2 and

Chemistry: Atoms First | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780073511160 | Authors: Julia Burdge, Jason Overby ISBN: 9780073511160 60

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Problem 25QP

Problem 25QP

Use valence bond theory to explain the bonding in Cl2 and HCl. Show how the atomic orbitals overlap when a bond is formed.

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Problem 25QP

Use valence bond theory to explain the bonding in Cl2 and HCl. Show how the atomic orbitals overlap when a bond is formed.

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In each chlorine atom, there are 7 valence electrons. It needs one more electron to complete its octet. So, the two chlorine atoms share one electron each to form a chlorine molecule.

Thus, a single covalent bond is formed between two chlorine atoms.

The bond in  is the result of the overlap of two 3p orbitals from two Cl atoms.

                                               

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Chapter 7, Problem 25QP is Solved
Textbook: Chemistry: Atoms First
Edition: 1
Author: Julia Burdge, Jason Overby
ISBN: 9780073511160

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