Lewis Structure  [ENDORSED]

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:04 am

Lewis Structure

Postby ZachMoore1C » Thu May 03, 2018 12:46 pm

When constructing a Lewis structure, does it matter where the dots are placed with respect to the symbol (top, left, right, bottom)? I believe this question as asked in class yesterday but I didn't hear the answer.

Mohamad Farhat 1L
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:02 am

Re: Lewis Structure

Postby Mohamad Farhat 1L » Thu May 03, 2018 12:59 pm

just choose the central atom, count the electrons and then place the electrons around the atoms.if theres a charge then place a bracket and write the subscript. but it docent matter unless theres a bond to it.

Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 am

Re: Lewis Structure

Postby 004985802 » Sat May 05, 2018 7:06 pm

valence electrons are normally written with both s dots on the right then p going: top, left, bottom, top, left, bottom but it doesn't really matter as long as you are keeping track and staying consistent

Jennifer 1G
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:03 am

Re: Lewis Structure

Postby Jennifer 1G » Sun May 06, 2018 11:46 pm

I believe that the response to this question during lecture was that it didn't matter.

Adam Yaptangco 1D
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:02 am
Been upvoted: 1 time

Re: Lewis Structure

Postby Adam Yaptangco 1D » Sun May 06, 2018 11:49 pm

I believe that as long as the valence electrons are correct then the order of the pair of lone electrons doesn’t matter.

Andrew Berard 1F
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:01 am

Re: Lewis Structure

Postby Andrew Berard 1F » Wed May 16, 2018 3:51 pm

From what I have heard and what I have been doing, it really does not matter where you put the dots, just as long as you have the correct number of valence electrons.

Alejandro Salazar 1D
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:05 am

Re: Lewis Structure

Postby Alejandro Salazar 1D » Fri May 18, 2018 10:39 pm

I don't think it matters for lewis structures. But I believe it does matter once we start drawing out the shapes and structure of molecules.

Samantha Draghi 1L
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:02 am

Re: Lewis Structure  [ENDORSED]

Postby Samantha Draghi 1L » Sat May 19, 2018 1:26 pm

It does not matter where your lone pairs go or really where your bonds are as long as you have all of the electrons and the correct formal charge.

Return to “Electron Configurations for Multi-Electron Atoms”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest