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 - Conceptual Problems: 129

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The Lewis model theory is successful because it can be used very well to predict and explain a large number of chemical observations. On the other hand, electrons cannot be treated as localized dots, and thus the theory has major limitations in terms of explaining many other phenomena.
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