Draw a lewis structure for hccl3. show all unshared pairs and the formal charges
Lewis-dot structure : It shows the bonding between the atoms of a molecule and it also shows the unpaired electrons present in the molecule.
The given molecule is,
Carbon has '4' valence electrons, hydrogen has '1' valence electron and chlorine has '7' valence electrons.
Therefore, the total number of valence electrons in = 1(1) + 1(4) + 3(7) = 26
According to electron-dot structure, there are 8 number of bonding electrons and 18 number of non-bonding electrons.
The electron-dot structure of is shown below.
Now we have to calculate the formal charges on carbon, hydrogen and chlorine.
Formula for formal charge :
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