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How do you do a Lewis Diagram for a charged molecule?

  1. Oct 21, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Draw the Lewis Diagram for XeF2?


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    EDIT: Maybe this isn't a charged molecule...

    How can 2 fluorines bond with Xe? Xe has no valence electrons to bond with! I guess you could do

    F-Xe-F, but still, the fluorines have nowhere to bond...
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 21, 2008 #2
    Xe does not obey the octet rule. It has 10
    ..
    :F:
    |
    :Xe::
    |
    :F:
     
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