Lewis Structures for Ionic Compunds

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Schem_student
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Lewis Structures for Ionic Compunds

Postby Schem_student » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:09 am

I was wondering how you would determine the Lewis structure for MgCl2 ? Would you attach both Cls to the central atom Mg or would you treat it similar in structure to the salt NH4Cl and create the structure of Ammonium together and have the Cl have a full octet in a sperate bracket? I have seen both ways to create the lewis structure of MgCL2.

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Re: Lewis Structures for Ionic Compunds

Postby Reva Kakaria 1J » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:12 am

Since MgCl2 is a salt, I believe you would draw it similar to NH4Cl, by putting Mg in the middle with full octet in brackets and one Cl- on either side without any dots for electrons.


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