Principles of Chemistry I

Principles of Chemistry I - McCordFall2008 Home Syllabus...

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Principles of Chemistry I McCord - Fall 2008 Home       Syllabus       Contacts       Help Sheets       Links       Grading       Schedule       Quest       Electron Dot Formulas try to arrange atoms to give the most symmetric structure  put the most electropositive element in as the central atom  H and F will always have 1 single bond that connects them  remember to adjust your electron total when you have an ion  any extra electrons after you have satisfied the octet rule should go on the central atom as lone  pairs  check formal charge to see if better electron arrangements exist  You might find this helpful. ..  S = N - A S = shared electrons : total number of electrons that will be shared and therefore are the bonding electrons.  Divide "S" by 2 and you'll have the number of bonds (lines) in the structure. 
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