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an element X is placed in group 14. State the formula and the nature of bonding in its chloride. Draw electron dot structure of its chloride. PLZZZ HELP   

Asked by Simran(student) , on 13/3/12


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  • Since the element is placed in group 14 it belongs to carbon family.So it will form covalent bonds.
  • Formula of its cloride-CCl4

Posted by Ms. Unforgetabl...(student)on 13/3/12

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X(14)=2,8,4

therefore the element belongs to 3rd period(no.of shell) and IV A ie 14th(NO.OF VALENCE ELECTRONS)

So the element is Si with valency 4.

valency of cl is 1 

so the formulae is SiCL4

Posted by Alex Akp(student)on 14/3/12

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