Drawing the Lewis Structure for AsCl3 (Arsenic Trichloride)

Viewing Notes:

  • The Lewis structure for AsCl3 is similar to AsF3 structure. Since they are in the same Group on the periodic table they each have the same number of electrons their structures are similar.
  • The Arsenic atom goes in the center of the Lewis structure since it is the least electronegative atom.
  • For the AsCl3 Lewis structure there are a total of 26 valence electrons available.