If an element X is placed in group 14, the formula its chloride is:
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Correct option is D)
As it is in group 14 it will have 4 electrons in the outer most shell. Hence it can share 4 electrons with 4 chlorine's because each chlorine can share only one electron. XCl4 it forms this compound. Here as we mentioned that it shares because it cannot donate or accept 4 electrons rather than sharing is far better than that. Hence it is a covalent bond.
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