Lewis Structure for Ionic Bonds

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Jessica Esparza 2H
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Lewis Structure for Ionic Bonds

Postby Jessica Esparza 2H » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 pm

Does anyone know when certain bonds would go inside the brackets or not? For example, ammonium chloride has the bonds between N and H4 inside brackets while Cl is outside with the negative charge. When would you know that you have to have certain ones separated by brackets while others are fine with bonding?
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Amanda Lin 2I
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Re: Lewis Structure for Ionic Bonds

Postby Amanda Lin 2I » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:21 pm

I believe it goes around the one with the overall charge.

Kendall 3H
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Re: Lewis Structure for Ionic Bonds

Postby Kendall 3H » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:09 pm

I think ions on their own generally are not bracketed, such as Cl-; however, ionic compounds are bracketed. So, when there are multiple atoms that make up a molecule that has a charge all together, there should be a bracket to show that it is the entire molecule that is charged, not just one atom in the molecule.

faithkim1L
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Re: Lewis Structure for Ionic Bonds

Postby faithkim1L » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:13 pm

Charged molecules are completely bracketed with the total charge written outside in the top right corner outside the brackets.

Haley Pham 4I
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Re: Lewis Structure for Ionic Bonds

Postby Haley Pham 4I » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:16 pm

The brackets go around ionic compounds that have a total net charge.


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