Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 9 - Sections 9.1-9.11 - Exercises - Review Questions: 4

Answer

You determine how many dots to put around the lewis symbol by the number of valence electrons it has.

Work Step by Step

For example, Oxygen is in group 6A, giving it 6 valence electrons. That means there will be six dots surrounding oxygen.
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