# 7.34     With what neutral molecule is $ClO^{-}$ isoelectronic? Is that molecule a Lewis base?

Total electrons in  $ClO^- = 17 + 8 + 1 = 26$

$ClO^-$ is isoelectronic with two neutral molecules. And these two are $ClF$ and $OF_2$

In $ClF= 17 + 9 = 26$

In $OF_2=8+ \:9\times 2=26$

both species also contain 26 electrons.

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