Using Lewis diagrams for molecules

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Using Lewis diagrams for molecules Rules: 1. Find the central atom with the least electronegative element – Not H. 2. Draw a skeletal structure of the molecule. 3. Calculate total valence e - - negative ions – add value of charge - positive ions – subtract value of charge 4. Calculate total e
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Unformatted text preview: -required for an octet 2 (H) + 8 (all other atoms) 5. Calculate shared e-(# of bonds) ( # o f e-required - # valence e-) / 2 6. Calculate unshared e-total valence shared e-7. Distribute shared e-start w/ single, then double, then triple bonds 8. Arrange lone pairs...
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