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BeCl2 Lewis Structure - How to Draw the Lewis Structure for BeCl2

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A step-by-step explanation of how to draw the BeCl2 Lewis Dot Structure (Beryllium Dichloride)

For the BeCl2 Lewis structure, calculate the total number of valence electrons for the BeCl2 molecule. After determining how many valence electrons there are in BeCl2, place them around the central atom to complete the octets. Be sure to use the number of available valence electrons you found earlier.

There are a total of 16 valence electrons for the BeCl2 Lewis structure.

Beryllium (Be) is a bit of an exception and is okay with only four valence electrons in its outer shell. If we check the formal charges for the BeCl2 Lewis structure we will find that they are zero even though Be only had four valence electrons. This tells us that we have the best Lewis structure for BeCl2.

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