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Lewis Dot Symbols and Structures8.3In This Module …You will learn how atoms use covalent bonding to form moleculesYou will learn how to draw Lewis Electron Dot StructuresLewis Dot SymbolsOne way to help us understand the bonding occurring between two atoms is to use Lewis DotSymbols (originated by G.N. Lewis a chemistry professor at UC-Berkeley)We place dots around the symbol for an element representing the number of valence electronsfor that elementOne way to help us understand the bonding occurring between two atoms is to use Lewis DotSymbols (originated by G.N. Lewis a chemistry professor at UC-Berkeley)We place dots around the symbol for an element representing the number of valence electronsfor that elementLewis Dot symbolAlso called Electron dot symbolDots placed around an element’s symbol represent valence electronsPair electrons as neededOctet ruleTendency of an atom to achieve an electron configuration having 8 valenceelectronsSame as the electron configuration of a noble gasThe 8 electrons exist in 4 pairsIons achieve 8 electrons by losing or gaining electrons

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Term
Spring
Professor
Dr. Smith
Tags
Atom, Electron, Mole, Chemical bond, G N Lewis

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