in cl why does it represent as cl - even it has the loss of 1 electron

Asked by Rony Joseph | 11th Jul, 2013, 11:27: AM

Expert Answer:

in cl   it is represented as cl because it needs an electron to complete its octed .
Once the electron has been acquired, it would have a negative charge and an anion Cl - would be formed.

Answered by  | 12th Jul, 2013, 01:21: AM

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