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Solution: Why is it not recommended to draw double bonds between the B...

Question

Why is it not recommended to draw double bonds between the Be atom and the Cl atoms in BeCl2?

a. It would give positive formal charges to the chlorine atoms and a negative formal charge to the beryllium atom

b. There would be too many valence shell electrons

c. It would result in more than eight electrons around beryllium

d. It would result in more than eight electrons around each chlorine atom

e. It would result in the formal charges not adding up to zero