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Establish the possible molecular geometries and determine the shape for BeCl2
The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for BeCl2.
For this, we 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.
Step 4: Determine the molecular geometry of the molecule.
The molecular structure of BeCl2 is
B. trigonal planar
E. none of these