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Prasanna

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BeCl2 ionic or covalent?
« on: April 25, 2007, 05:05:44 PM »

Beryllium Chloride consists of a metallic element (Be) and a non-metallic element (Cl) so I naturally expected it to be ionic. However, it is covalent compound. Considering it covalent also germinates one more problem that then BeCl2 doesnot follow octet rule.
What is BeCl2, ionic or covalent? Why? ???
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Re: BeCl2 ionic or covalent?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 08:00:51 PM »

In solid state BeCl2 is three-dimensional polymer and follows octet rule
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