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Postby Chloe Orsini 1K » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:34 pm

The answer key has the "ion" separate from the compound. For example, for ammonium chloride, NH4 is in brackets and outside of the brackets is the Cl- ion, can someone please explain this to me, thank you!

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Re: 3.39

Postby KylieY_3B » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:59 pm

I believe when typically drawing lewis structures for ionic compounds, you include the ions in brackets to distinguish them from covalent compounds.

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Re: 3.39

Postby Vanadium Wang 4H » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:22 am

When drawing Lewis structures for ionic compounds, you draw the separate ions in their own brackets to denote the "donating" and "receiving" of electrons between the two.

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