Some of the Group 2 metal halides are covalent

Question:

Some of the Group 2 metal halides are covalent and soluble in organic solvents.

Among the following metal halides, the one which is soluble in ethanol is

(i) BeCl2

(ii) MgCl2

(iii) CaCl2

(iv) SrCl2

Solution:

Option (i) BeCl2 is the answer.

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