Problem: How many lone pairs are on the Cl atom in ClF 2-?A) 0B) 1C) 2D) 3

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Draw the Lewis structure of ClF2- and determine the number of lone pairs in Cl.


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

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

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

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule and determine the # of lone pairs in Cl.


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Problem Details

How many lone pairs are on the Cl atom in ClF 2-?

A) 0

B) 1

C) 2

D) 3

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