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the total no. of electrons in a Cl2 bond is 18. when the bond breaks each Cl atom is left with 9 e- only.. but how do say that its nuetral ?

the total no. of electrons in a Cl2 bond is 18. when the bond breaks each Cl atom is left with 9 e- only.. but how do say that its nuetral ?


 

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Bhavya
askIITians Faculty 1281 Points
6 years ago
Dear student
I think you are confused with the term neutral.Any specie withno charge is known as neutral specie.
The dissociation of Cl2 leads to the formation of neutral species that is a specie with no charge.505-464_dissociation of cl.png

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