how clorine can chlorine occur in free state ,do clorines diatomic structure is covalent structure ?

Asked by harrytheultimateguy | 26th Nov, 2009, 10:53: AM

Expert Answer:

Chlorine in free state occurs as chlorine gas. The elemental state of chlorine ( that is the most stable state) is that it exists as a diatomic molecule Cl2

It is a covalent structure because the molecule is formed by sharing of one electron by each of the chlorine atoms.

The formation is shown below as:

Answered by  | 26th Nov, 2009, 02:24: PM

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