Yes it has 24 electrons. It can't have but three bonds since there are only three atoms hooked to it (the three Cl atoms). I can't draw the Lewis dot structure on this forum but here is a site that shows it. Frankly I don't like the way this site does it but the structure is correct.
But when I take the total number of electrons needed to be "happy" subract the total number of valence electron the result is 4 bonds.
1*3=3 valence electrons
3*7=21 valence electrons
Total valence electron: 24
By the way, is that correct??
B doesn't obey the octet rule. Look at that structure again at the site and you will see B has only 6 electrons while each Cl has 8.
There can be only three bonds for obvious reasons even if B obeyed the octet rule. That's because there are only three Cl atoms; what else would you add to make the fourth bond?
So would N2 have two bonds then?
I don't think you posted the site.
Excuse me! Here is the site. Sorry about that.
As for nitrogen, it has 10 electrons; the Lewis dot structure is :N:::N:
So for N2, it would be like this?
Step1: 5*2=10 valence electrons
Step2: 8*2=16 electrons total
Step3: 16-10=6 electrons
Step4: 6/2= 3 bond pairs
Step5: 10-6=4/2=2 lone pairs
I am confident that this is correct! Please check.
Chemistry - For a lab experiment we have to draw the lewis structures of ...
chemistry - state noble gas whose electron configuration is attained in a lewis ...
Chemistry - Lewis Structures (check + help) - I am asked to draw lewis ...
Chemistry - Draw Lewis Structure for BrO3^- The textbook answer involves a ...
Chem - How would a Lewis Dot Structure be drawn for CO +1? I can't seem to get ...
Chemistry - Identify the true statement about Lewis structures. Select all the ...
Chemistry - How do you find the number of valence electrons in a molecule? Do I ...
chemistry - What is the total number of valence electrons that must be shown in ...
Chemistry - In the Lewis structure for SF4, there are: a. 12 electrons ...
CHEMISTRY - Given assumed valencies: H=1, N=3, & C=4 i am now required to draw ...