Drawing Ionic Compunds

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Drew Myers 4G
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Drawing Ionic Compunds

Postby Drew Myers 4G » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:29 am

How exactly are we supposed to draw ionic compunds? I know it was briefly addressed in class, but I’m still confused.

JonathanS 1H
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Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Postby JonathanS 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:46 am

To draw ionic compounds, draw the lewis structures of each ion individually, and label the charge of each and put them in brackets.

Amir Bayat
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Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Postby Amir Bayat » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:55 am

Ionic compounds are drawn through their Lewis Structures with a bracket around the entire structure and the charge on the top right corner.

Amanda Ung 4D
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Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Postby Amanda Ung 4D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:32 pm

Use lewis structures and put a bracket around it with the charge in the upper right hand corner

Matt F
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Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Postby Matt F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:42 pm

So the brackets are drawn as opposed to the atoms being bonded since they're ions, correct? So we'd be marked wrong for including a bond between them?

JonathanS 1H
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Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Postby JonathanS 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:46 pm

If it is a true ionic bond, yes, because drawing a bond represents a covalent bond.

Harry Zhang 1B
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Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Postby Harry Zhang 1B » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:55 pm

For example, if you are drawing the ionic compound NaCl, Na will have no dots around it because it lost its valence electron indicated by the +1 charge and chlorine will have 8 dots around it because it pulled the electron from Na to itself, indicated by the charge 1-. Then you would draw them separately and put a bracket around each of them instead of a line because a line represents the sharing of electron and ionic compound does not share electron.

Megan_1F
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Re: Drawing Ionic Compunds

Postby Megan_1F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:25 pm

To draw an ionic lewis structure, you separately draw out each element in their own brackets.


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