Transition Metal Lewis Dot

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Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
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Transition Metal Lewis Dot

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:41 pm

For question 6A.13, it asks you to draw the lewis structure or symbol for Ag+. How do you know how many valence electrons to draw for the transition metals? For instance, for O, you know it has 6 valence electrons because it is in row 16, but how does this work for the middle elements?

Megan Cao 1I
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Re: Transition Metal Lewis Dot

Postby Megan Cao 1I » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:31 pm

Transition metals can be a bit tricker... I would say to do the electron configuration in order to figure out how many electrons the element would have for the lewis structure, but transition metals deal w the d-orbital. For Ag, the configuration would be [Kr] 4d105s1; for Ag+ it would be [Kr] 4d10. I would just go with drawing it as Ag+ for the lewis structure, since I don't think its outer electrons coincide with the rules of drawing lewis structures.

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