Problem: Determine the molecular geometry of SCl6.

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We’re being asked to draw a Lewis structure for SCl6. We first need to determine the total number of valence electrons present in the molecule:

            Group            Valence Electrons

    S         6A                   1 × 6 e =   6 e

   Cl         7A                   6 × 7 e42 e

                    Total:  48 valence e

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Determine the molecular geometry of SCl6.

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