Hydrogen in Lewis Structures

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Connie Liang 3L
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Hydrogen in Lewis Structures

Postby Connie Liang 3L » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:41 pm

Can hydrogen ever have more than two electrons in a lewis structure? If no, how come?

Emmeline Phu 1G
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Re: Hydrogen in Lewis Structures

Postby Emmeline Phu 1G » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:46 pm

Hi! I believe hydrogen can only have a maximum of two electrons because it only occupies the first row of the periodic table. For n=1, only an s orbital is possible; thus, only two electrons can be accommodated and are possible when drawing a lewis structure. Hope this helps! :)

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Re: Hydrogen in Lewis Structures

Postby KhanTran3K » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:46 pm

Hey!
I believe that hydrogen can not have more than two electrons in its lewis structure since it occupies the 1s orbital. This does not allow to have more than two electrons. Hope that helps and feel free to correct me if I am wrong!

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Re: Hydrogen in Lewis Structures

Postby Eunice_Castro_1G » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:51 pm

Hi! Hydrogen can only have 2 electrons, this is because it is in the first orbital 1s, and you can have two electrons in it. Hope this helps!

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Re: Hydrogen in Lewis Structures

Postby SLai_1I » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:02 pm

Because hydrogen only has a 1s orbital, it can hold a maximum of 2 electrons, nothing more.

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Re: Hydrogen in Lewis Structures

Postby Shrey Pawar 2A » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:06 pm

Hydrogen always takes only 2 electrons as it cannot fit any more than that amount in its electron shell.


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