Problem: Draw the lewis structure of Cl2O2 based on this structure Cl-Cl with the 2 Oxygen's branching off of the Chlorine. Do not add formal charges. Then, what is the geometry about the central chlorine atom?

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We’re being asked to determine the Lewis structure and molecular geometry of Cl2O2


The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:



For this, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Determine the electron pair geometry of the molecule.

Step 5: Determine the molecular geometry of the molecule.


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Draw the lewis structure of Cl2O2 based on this structure Cl-Cl with the 2 Oxygen's branching off of the Chlorine. Do not add formal charges. Then, what is the geometry about the central chlorine atom?

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