Lewis symbols

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Lewis symbols

Postby 305339018 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:00 pm

I know one dot represents a single e- in orbital and two dots represents 2 paired e- in the same orbital but how many other dots are there?

Tanmay Singhal 3F
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Re: Lewis symbols

Postby Tanmay Singhal 3F » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:00 pm

up to 8 valence electrons for most atoms

Akshay Chellappa 1H
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Re: Lewis symbols

Postby Akshay Chellappa 1H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:03 pm

I believe that each atom would have a maximum of 6 dots as the single bond that connects the atom to the central atom would make up for the other 2 valence electrons.

Alison Trinh 1A
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Re: Lewis symbols

Postby Alison Trinh 1A » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:27 pm

There should be a total number of 8 valence electrons (think octet rule).

Hussain Chharawalla 1G
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Re: Lewis symbols

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:36 pm

Remember that the dots represent unpaired electrons. The octet rule aims to fill the s and p orbitals completely (8 electrons)

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Re: Lewis symbols

Postby jmtz1I » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 pm

There should be a total of 8 valence electrons. As they stated, the octet rule.


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