NOTE - This structural representation was introduced in his...

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BASICS NOTE: The concept that there are two types of bonds- ionic and covalent- is false. In truth, they are much more similar than most people make them out to be. Lewis Structures (Electron-Dot Structures) represent an atom’s valence electrons by dots. The specific placement of the dots around the atomic symbol indicates how the valence electrons are arranged in the atom. The lewis structure got its name from G. N. Lewis, a professor at the University of California at Berkley.
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Unformatted text preview: This structural representation was introduced in his article The Atom and the Molecule in 1916. G. N. Lewis in his lab. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_structure Sharing 2 electrons allows each hydrogen to have one electron pair, creating the same stable, filled-shell electron configuration as helium. Filled valences provide the maximum level of stability. FORMAL CHARGES Which of the following pairs of structures represent resonance forms, and which do not? (a)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course CHEM 119 taught by Professor Blackwell during the Fall '08 term at Lawrence.

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