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Lewis Dot Diagrams

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:07 pm
by Carlos Gonzales 1H
When writing lewis dot diagrams does it matter on what direction of the symbol we start putting the dots for the valence electrons?

Re: Lewis Dot Diagrams  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:12 pm
by mendozayael_2H
Nope. It's helpful to start on sides that are farthest to other elements so you can draw bonds between them.

Re: Lewis Dot Diagrams

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:18 pm
by Sophia Kim 1C
No but its better if you start on the side not facing another element so that after you have all the valence electrons drawn out you can decide how these two elements bond.