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Steps for drawing a Lewis structure Step 1: Determine the number of valence electrons for all atoms. Adjust accordingly if you have a charged ion. Step 2: Draw the skeleton structure of the molecule or ion. The least χ atom is the central atom Connect all atoms to the central atom with single bonds. Remove 2 electrons for each bond from your total electron count. Step 3: Distribute the remaining valence electrons in pairs as nonbonding electrons. Put electrons on the most χ atoms to satisfy their valence requirements (octet or otherwise) until they are satisfied and subtract these nonbonding electrons from your revised
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