Ionic Bond Structures  [ENDORSED]

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Yen Ho Chou 1D
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Ionic Bond Structures

Postby Yen Ho Chou 1D » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:53 pm

Will we be drawing the lewis structures of ionic bonds too?

Ethan McCarthy 1F
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Re: Ionic Bond Structures  [ENDORSED]

Postby Ethan McCarthy 1F » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:02 am

In my discussion, the TA drew ionic compounds with brackets like: [Na]+[Cl]- so from what I understand this would be the appropriate representation of the ionic bond. The example the TA used in discussion was [H]+[SO4]2-[H]+ where [SO4]2- had the Lewis structure for SO4 within the brackets (since it has covalent bonds).

Yilun Ding
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Re: Ionic Bond Structures

Postby Yilun Ding » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:30 pm

I think that the lewis structure cannot be used to demostrate the ionic bond because the "-----" represents the sharing of electrons (it is the characteristic of the covalent bonding). However, we can still use the dots in lewis diagram to represents gaining or losing electrons for ions.

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