We are going to do the following steps:
Step 1: Calculate total valence electron
Step 2: Draw the Lewis structure
Step 3: Determine the hybridization
Step 4: Determine the geometry
Aluminum trichloride (AlCl3
a. Draw a lewis structure for the dimer.
b. Describe the hybridization state of Al
c. Sketch the geometry of the dimer.
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