Xenon (EN = 2.60) is less electronegative than fluorine (EN = 3.98) and chlorine (EN = 3.16) so xenon is the central atom. We then need to count the total number of valence electrons for each element:
Fluorine and chlorine prefers to form 1 bond. There are two possible Lewis structures for this compound:
Two different compounds have the formula XeF2Cl2. Write Lewis structures for these two compounds, and describe how measurement of dipole moments might be used to distinguish between them.
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