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Problem: Enter a balanced equation for the reaction of chlorine gas with bromine gas.Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.A neutral chlorine atom requires ___ electron(s) to have the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas.A neutral bromine atom requires ___ electron(s) to have the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas.Thus, chlorine needs to form ____ covalent bond(s), and bromine needs to form 1 covalent bond(s) with another atom by sharing electrons.

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Cl2 + Br2 (g) → 2ClBr (g)

A neutral chlorine atom requires 2 electron(s) to have the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas. 

A neutral bromine atom requires 2 electron(s) to have the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas. 

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Enter a balanced equation for the reaction of chlorine gas with bromine gas.

Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.

A neutral chlorine atom requires ___ electron(s) to have the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas.

A neutral bromine atom requires ___ electron(s) to have the same number of electrons as the nearest noble gas.

Thus, chlorine needs to form ____ covalent bond(s), and bromine needs to form 1 covalent bond(s) with another atom by sharing electrons.


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