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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   

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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
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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

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Why do all the elements of the same period have different properties?

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