Using Lewis Structures

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Alexa Pham 1D
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Using Lewis Structures

Postby Alexa Pham 1D » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:30 am

Can Lewis structures be used to represent ionic bonding?

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Re: Using Lewis Structures

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:35 am

Yes, they can. Since electrons aren't "shared" between atoms in an ionic compound, the more electronegative element would have a complete octet and a corresponding negative charge, while the less electronegative element will have no electrons drawn around it and a corresponding positive charge.

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Re: Using Lewis Structures

Postby Olivia Yang 3J » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:36 am

Yes you can use arrows to indicate the transfer of electrons.

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Re: Using Lewis Structures

Postby Crystal Pan 2G » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:32 pm

Yes, during lecture 12(10/30), Dr. Lavelle used the example of Potassium Chloride to show the lewis structure of an ionic compound.

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Re: Using Lewis Structures

Postby Kyle Dizon 3A » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:56 am

Yes, lewis structures can be used to represent ionic bonds similar to the example that Professor Lavelle demonstrated in the previous lecture during week 4.

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Re: Using Lewis Structures

Postby Nina Tartibi 1F » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:43 pm

Yes, I believe Lewis structures can portray both covalent and ionic bonds. What I did in chemistry in high school was indicate the electron transfer between a metal and a non-metal (ionic bond) using arrows, however Dr. Lavelle demonstrated not using arrows in his lecture so either way works.

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Re: Using Lewis Structures

Postby Nick Saeedi 1I » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:48 pm

Yes, an example would be sodium chloride.

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Re: Using Lewis Structures

Postby miguel zatarain 2B » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:48 pm

Yup, lewis structures can be used to represent ionic bonding


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