MgCl2 is a linear molecule while SnCl2 is angular.Explain.
Asked by Topperlearning User | 8th Oct, 2014, 03:13: PM
In MgCl2, the central atom i.e. the magnesium ion is surrounded by only two bond pairs so there is no repulsion and the compound posses a regular geometry whereas in case of SnCl2 molecule the central atom is surrounded by two bond pairs and two lone pairs of electrons which leads to repulsion among them as a result the molecule posses distorted geometry.
Answered by | 8th Oct, 2014, 05:13: PM
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