With what neutral molecule is

Question:

With what neutral molecule is ClO isoelectronic? Is that molecule a Lewis base?

Solution:

ClO− is isoelectronic to ClF. Also, both species contain 26 electrons in all as shown.

Total electrons ClO = 17 + 8 + 1 = 26

In ClF = 17 + 9 = 26

ClF acts like a Lewis base as it accepts electrons from F to form ClF3.

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