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Drawing Ionic Compunds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:29 am
by Drew Myers 4G
How exactly are we supposed to draw ionic compunds? I know it was briefly addressed in class, but I’m still confused.

Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:46 am
by JonathanS 1H
To draw ionic compounds, draw the lewis structures of each ion individually, and label the charge of each and put them in brackets.

Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:55 am
by Amir Bayat
Ionic compounds are drawn through their Lewis Structures with a bracket around the entire structure and the charge on the top right corner.

Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:32 pm
by Amanda Ung 4D
Use lewis structures and put a bracket around it with the charge in the upper right hand corner

Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:42 pm
by Matt F
So the brackets are drawn as opposed to the atoms being bonded since they're ions, correct? So we'd be marked wrong for including a bond between them?

Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:46 pm
by JonathanS 1H
If it is a true ionic bond, yes, because drawing a bond represents a covalent bond.

Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:55 pm
by Harry Zhang 1B
For example, if you are drawing the ionic compound NaCl, Na will have no dots around it because it lost its valence electron indicated by the +1 charge and chlorine will have 8 dots around it because it pulled the electron from Na to itself, indicated by the charge 1-. Then you would draw them separately and put a bracket around each of them instead of a line because a line represents the sharing of electron and ionic compound does not share electron.

Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:25 pm
by Megan_1F
To draw an ionic lewis structure, you separately draw out each element in their own brackets.