Problem: Draw a Lewis structure for SiCl4 and answer the following questions based on your drawing.1. For the central silicon atom:The number of lone pairs=The number of single bonds=The number of double bonds=2. The central silicon atom _________obeys the octet rule.has an incomplete octet.has an expanded octet.

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Draw a Lewis structure for SiCl4 and answer the following questions based on your drawing.

1. For the central silicon atom:

The number of lone pairs=
The number of single bonds=
The number of double bonds=

2. The central silicon atom _________obeys the octet rule.has an incomplete octet.has an expanded octet.

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