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.
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.
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