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1. A possible Lewis structure for ClO2- is

What is the formal charge on Cl in this Lewis structure? (NOTE: The formal charge on an atom is calculated FC(atom) = # valence electrons (atom) - 1/2*#bonding electrons (atom) - #nonbonding electrons (atoms).)

2. What is the formal charge on O in this Lewis structure? (NOTE: The formal charge on an atom is calculated FC(atom) = # valence electrons (atom) - 1/2*#bonding electrons (atom) - #nonbonding electrons (atoms).)

3. Using the bond energies in the table

Bond

Bond Energy (kJ mol-1)

H-C

413

Cl-Cl

239

C-Cl

339

H-Cl

427

estimate rxn for the reaction;

CH4(g) + 2Cl2(g) ---> CH2Cl2(g) + 2HCl(g)

Hint: Be sure to draw the Lewis structures for all molecules in the chemical equation.

kJ mol-1

4. Complete the following table. Here is a table of molecular geometries;

Formula

# of Bonding domains (CA)

# of nonbonding domains(CA)

Molecular Geometry

Bond Angle (TA-CA-TA)

NF3

CH2F2

ONCl

ICl4-

(Note: TA is terminal atom. CA is central atom.)

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