Problem: The molecular structure of BeCl2 isA. linearB. trigonal planarC. tetrahedralD. bentE. none of these

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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.


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The molecular structure of BeCl2 is

A. linear

B. trigonal planar

C. tetrahedral

D. bent

E. none of these