Asked in Chemistry
Are Cl2O and OCl2 the same?
Yes, they're the same, called dichlorine monoxide (Cl2O), dichlorine oxide, chlorine(I) oxide, also known as oxygen dichloride (OCl2). The oxidation value of Cl in hypochlorous oxide is +1. It is the anhydride of HOCl, hypochlorous acid (bleach) ...
Is o-cl Bond polar?
Yes, Oxygen(O) is more electronegative and Chlorine(Cl). Therefore when they form a covalent bond between them. The electron density will be heavier towards the Oxygen atom. But, in a molecule of Oxygen Dichloride(OCl2), there are two polar O-Cl bonds with O as the central atom. The polar bonds cancel each other out, resulting in the OCl2 molecule a non-polar molecule. ...
What is the electron dot structure for OCl2?
Since it's not possible to paste images here one has to try to describe that using words. The "O" atom is the central part and is single-bonded to two "Cl" atoms (usually those two "Cl" atoms would be drawn to the left and right of the "O" atom). ...
Asked in Inorganic Chemistry
Why is the bond angle in dichlorine oxide larger than the expected tetrahedral angle?
Using VSEPR theory in its simple form you would expect the molecule to be bent and the lone pairs to repel the O-Cl bonds making the angle less than tetrahedral. Much as is the case in OH2 and OF2 Comparing the series of bond angles (N EN 3.04, O 3.44) NH3 107.2 OH2 95.8 NF3 102.3 OF2 103.3 NCl3 106 OCl2 110.9 it is difficult to see a trend- other than the increase in angle as you go from the fluroide to the...
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Chemistry
Which of the compounds c3h8 mgcl2 znno32 ocl2 are expected to exist as molecules?
The answer is to do with electronegativity difference. Metals generally have low values and non metals higher values. When an element with a low value combines with an element with a high value, usually the element with the low value LOSES electrons to form a positive ion while the other element gains the electron(s) and forms a negative ion. So an ionic compounds is formed. Compoiunds of this type usually contain a metal elements joined to non-metal element - so compounds 2...