Problem: How do you write the electron dot diagram of a hydrogen chloride molecule?

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We are being asked to determine the electron dot diagram for hydrogen chloride

But first, we need to write the formula.

Recall the rules for naming covalent compounds are as follows:

1. The first nonmetal is named normally and uses all numerical prefixes except mono.

2. The second nonmetal keeps its base name but has its ending change to –ide. It will also use any of the numerical prefixes.


Hydrogen → H

Chloride → Cl

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How do you write the electron dot diagram of a hydrogen chloride molecule?

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