Lewis Structures

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aaronharouni
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Lewis Structures

Postby aaronharouni » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:58 am

When do you put lines and when do you put dots when drawing Lewis structures?

Jeffrey Xiao 4A
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Re: Lewis Structures

Postby Jeffrey Xiao 4A » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:24 am

Lines are for bonded electrons (electrons being shared between atoms) while dots are for lone pair electrons in which the valence electrons are not being shared with another atom.

Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
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Re: Lewis Structures

Postby Nicoline Breytenbach 3D » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:26 am

Lines represent shared or bonded electrons, while dots are used when an electron is unbonded: a "lone pair"


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