Seperating Lewis Structures

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Steven Garcia 1H
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Seperating Lewis Structures

Postby Steven Garcia 1H » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:51 pm


I'm confused on when to separate the Lewis structures of polyatomic species? I noticed for exercise 39 in Ch.3, some of the Lewis structures of the atoms/ compounds are separated from others? When do we NOT separate them and when do we ?

Hope this isn't too confusing. Thanks!

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Re: Seperating Lewis Structures

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:32 pm

This problem shows separate lewis structures because it represents an ionic compound. If a compound is composed of a cation/anion pair, then you should write it in the way the solution manual shows.

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