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: 25

Answer

Total number of electrons for Lewis structures of a molecule = sum of valence electrons of all the atoms in the molecule

Work Step by Step

Total number of electrons for Lewis structures of an ion = sum of the number of valence electrons for each atom minus 1 electron for every positive charge or plus 1 for every negative charge (when ions are involved).
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