Drawing the Lewis Structure for XeCl4

Viewing Notes:

  • In the XeCl4 Lewis structure Xe is the least electronegative and goes at the center of the structure.
  • The Lewis structure for XeCl4 requires you to place more than 8 valence electrons on Xe.
  • Xenon (Xe) can have more than 8 valence electrons in your Lewis structure.
  • You'll want to calculate the formal charges on each atom to make sure you have the best Lewis structure for XeCl4.
  • XeCl4 has a total of 36 valence electrons.