How many electrons are shared between two chlorine atoms in a chlorine molecule?

1 Answer
Jan 12, 2017

Answer:

Two.

Explanation:

A chlorine atom has 7 electrons in its outer shell. If it shares one of those with another chlorine atom (and the other one with the first), they can both 'pretend' to have 8 electrons in their outer shell, which is what they 'want'.