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Lewis Structure for Compounds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:45 pm
by Dhwani Krishnan 1G
In Class, Dr. Lavelle mentioned that you should not draw 2 cations next to each other when drawing the lewis dot structure of an ionic compound. Why is that?

Re: Lewis Structure for Compounds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:53 pm
by Celeste 1I
I believe this is because cations are positively charges and, therefore, would repel each other if put next to each other.

Re: Lewis Structure for Compounds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:24 pm
by 505194972 3k
This relates to electron repulsion in that two electrons of the same charge will repulse each other.

Re: Lewis Structure for Compounds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:29 pm
by Sheridan Slaterbeck 1J
Cations lose their outermost electrons causing it to change from a neutral atom to a +positively charged atom. Two cations would repel each other since both would be +positive.

Re: Lewis Structure for Compounds

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:17 am
by Jake Gordon 1A
Due to electrostatic repulsion the positive cations will repel each other and this is the least likely to occur on a molecular level.

Re: Lewis Structure for Compounds

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:04 pm
by Yixiao Hu 3C
Because you two positive particles will repel to each other.

Re: Lewis Structure for Compounds

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:06 pm
by Riya Shah 4H
How do we know which Lewis structure is correct and whether we have to add a double bond or not?