Textbook question 2B.9

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Textbook question 2B.9

Postby Paige Lee 1A » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:48 pm

I had a lot of trouble figuring out how to draw the Lewis structures of these compounds. Would it be a good idea to memorize the structures of common ions (like NH4+, ClO-, etc.)? Also why are the ions in the compound drawn separately from each other as opposed to being connected/bonded to each other?

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Re: Textbook question 2B.9

Postby AKhanna_3H » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:00 am

Ions are drawn separated from each other because in ionic bonds, electrons are not shared like in covalent bonds. Rather, electrons are donated or accepted. Therefore, there are no shared electron pairs, and no need to draw single, double, triple bonds between two atoms.

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