Group the following as linear and non-linear molecules :

H_{2}O, HOCl, BeCl_{2}, Cl_{2}O

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Due to lp-lp repulsion, all the molecules except BeCl_{2} are non-linear. It is because in all other molecules, central atom O is surrounded by two lone pairs.

The structure of BeCl_{2} is-

Cl-Be-Cl

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