Xenon dichloride - XeCl2 :
First draw the Lewis dot structure:
Electron geometry: trigonal bipyramidal. Hybridization: sp3d
Next determine the 3D molecular geometry using VSEPR rules:
The molecular geometry of XeCl2 is linear with symmetric electron region distribution.
Therefore this molecule is nonpolar.
Xenon dichloride is a rare molecule, but here is one similar:
Xenon difluoride on Wikipedia.
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