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I don't think that we can replace the two electrons with bar lines because when we do use the bar line, it represents two electrons being shared between two elements as opposed to solely representing two electrons.
Eesha Sohail 1J wrote:Is there a particular order the dots are written for each atom? Like, if I had an atom with 6 valence electrons, is there a specific way I must draw the electrons around the nucleus?
Place the electrons on each side to individually first so that they are unpaired (for example Carbon has one dot for each of the four sides), and then add any remaining electrons to form lone pairs as necessary.
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