Drawing the Lewis Structure for CH2Cl2

Transcript: This is the Lewis structure for CH2Cl2. We have a total of 20 valence electrons for CH2Cl2. Carbon is less electronegative than Chlorine, so it'll go on the inside, and Hydrogens always go on the outside. Put our Hydrogens here, and then our Chlorines. We'll put two valence electrons between atoms to form chemical bonds. We've used eight; then around the Chlorines to fill their octets: 10, and 20 valence electrons. So at this point, the Chlorines each have eight valence electrons, their octet's full. The Hydrogens, they have two, that's all they need for a full outer shell. And then the Carbon in the middle, it has eight valence electrons, and we've used a total of 20 valence electrons.

So that makes this the Lewis structure for CH2Cl2. This is Dr. B., and thanks for watching.