Question #63258

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Nov 20, 2015

Answer:

The Lewis structure looks like this:

Explanation:

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Each carbon atom has 4 unpaired electrons available for bonding.

Each of the 3 chlorine atoms has a single unpaired electron available for bonding.

The hydrogen has a single electron available for bonding.

This results in carbon forming 4 single covalent bonds.

The systematic name is trichloromethane.