Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 6 - Covalent Bonding - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 283c: 59a

Answer

In order to draw a lewis dot structure, first find out the number of valence electrons for each atom. Next, using bonds, keep adding bonds until the number of valence electrons for each atom is 8. Note, in some cases, we have to have atoms with more than 8 valence electrons, for sometimes there is no possible way to make the lewis dot structure without doing so.

Work Step by Step

In order to draw a lewis dot structure, first find out the number of valence electrons for each atom. Next, using bonds, keep adding bonds until the number of valence electrons for each atom is 8. Note, in some cases, we have to have atoms with more than 8 valence electrons, for sometimes there is no possible way to make the lewis dot structure without doing so.
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