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Postby Alyssa Pelak 1J » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:35 pm

Hello! I am slightly confused as to why we are drawing the Lewis Structures differently in 3.39.

Write the complete Lewis structure for each of the following compounds: (a) ammonium chloride; (b) potassium phosphide; (c) sodium hypochlorite.

Why are we drawing each part separate? Is it because they are compounds?

K Stefanescu 2I
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Re: 3.39

Postby K Stefanescu 2I » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 pm

It is because they are ionic bonds, not covalent.

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Re: 3.39

Postby Kevin Liu 3G » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:23 pm

You can think of it as the metals, Na or K, lose their electron so there won't be much of a lewis structure to draw anyways.

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