Draw the Lewis structure of BeCl_{2} and use the* formula for formal **charge *to determine the charge of Be

For this problem, we need to compare the formal charge of Be in each structure. Recall that the formula for the ** formal charge** is:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{C}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{Group}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{Number}}{\mathbf{-}}{\mathbf{(}}{\mathbf{Bonds}}{\mathbf{+}}{\mathbf{Nonbonding}}{\mathbf{}}{{\mathbf{e}}}^{{\mathbf{-}}}{\mathbf{)}}}$

**To do so, we first need to do the following steps:**

In the best Lewis structure for BeCl_{2}, what is the formal charge on the Be atom?

a. +2

b. -1

c. -2

d. +1

e. 0

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