[/quote]What do you mean by that? Can't a chlorine atom combine with another chlorine atom to form a covalent bond, and then both of those ionicly bond with the zinc atom? Sorry if this is a dumb question! By the way, your help is definitely appreciated! =)
ZnCl2 is not a correct answer,because the two chlorine atoms in ZnCl2 only ionically bond to Znic ion,not combine with each other. You know,the chlorine already has 7 electrons,so it can noly bond to one other atom,if a chlorine atom combine with another chlorine atom will generate chlorine gas.Do you understand me ?