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What Type of Bonding Would You Expect Between Carbon and Chlorine? - Science

What type of bonding would you expect between Carbon and Chlorine? 

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Solution

Carbon and chlorine react to form carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) by covalent bonding. Carbon contains four electrons in its outermost shell and chlorine contains seven electron in its outermost shell. So carbon shares electrons electrons with four chlorine atoms (one electron from each chlorine atom) to attain stability.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-metals
Q 34.2 | Page 168
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