Lewis Structure  [ENDORSED]

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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