Problem: Ortho-dichlorobenzene, C6H4Cl2, is obtained when two of the adjacent hydrogen atoms in benzene are replaced with Cl atoms. A skeleton of the molecule is shown here.Complete a Lewis structure for the molecule using bonds and electron pairs as needed.

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We have to complete the given Lewis structure of ortho-dichlorobenzene using bonds and lone pairs.


The Lewis structure of a molecular can be drawn/completed using these steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in the molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

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Ortho-dichlorobenzene, C6H4Cl2, is obtained when two of the adjacent hydrogen atoms in benzene are replaced with Cl atoms. A skeleton of the molecule is shown here.

A hexagon ring with carbon as each vertex, connected by single bonds.  Four carbons are single bonded to H and two are single bonded to Cl.


Complete a Lewis structure for the molecule using bonds and electron pairs as needed.

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