Problem: Draw the Lewis structure for SiCl2Br2.To add the element Si, either double click on any atom and type the element symbol, or access a periodic table of elements from the More button.Draw the molecule by placing atoms on the grid and connecting them with bonds. Include all lone pairs of electrons.A Lewis structure shows the arrangement of atoms and valence electrons in a molecule. Most often, each bonding pair of electrons is shown as a line whereas nonbonding electrons are shown as dots as seen here. Notice that each atom is surrounded by a total of eight electrons, an octet.Octet ruleFor elements in neutral molecules, the number of bonds needed to achieve an octet follows a trend by group, as shown in the following table

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Draw the Lewis structure for SiCl2Br2.

To add the element Si, either double click on any atom and type the element symbol, or access a periodic table of elements from the More button.Draw the molecule by placing atoms on the grid and connecting them with bonds. Include all lone pairs of electrons.


A Lewis structure shows the arrangement of atoms and valence electrons in a molecule. Most often, each bonding pair of electrons is shown as a line whereas nonbonding electrons are shown as dots as seen here. Notice that each atom is surrounded by a total of eight electrons, an octet.

Octet rule

For elements in neutral molecules, the number of bonds needed to achieve an octet follows a trend by group, as shown in the following table

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