We’re being asked to **use the Lewis diagram for the formation** in **SiCl _{4}** and to

We need to show the Lewis structure of the compound to answer this problem, **t****o do so, we first need to do the following steps:**

*Step 1:* Determine the central atom in SiCl_{4}.

*Step 2:* Calculate the total number of valence electrons present in SiCl_{4}.

*Step 3:* Draw the Lewis structure for SiCl_{4} *Step 4*: Draw the diagram for the formation of from Si and Cl using Lewis structure and determine the initial number of the valence electrons in Si.

Using Lewis symbols and Lewis structures, diagram the formation of SiCl_{4} from Si and Cl atoms, showing valence-shell electrons.

How many valence electrons does Si have initially?

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