Drawing Lewis - neighboring atom, remove it, and make...

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Drawing Lewis Structures (general guidelines) Find the total number of valence electrons Draw the structural skeleton and fill with single bonds Octet? All atoms have an octet = Lewis structure is complete Some atoms don’t have an octet (not H, metal, or B family) Find a lone pair on a
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Unformatted text preview: neighboring atom, remove it, and make another bond Fill in all valence electrons starting with terminal atoms If extra electrons, put them on atoms with atomic number > 10 If more than one atom > 10, put electrons on the centermost atom Consider resonance structures...
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2010 for the course CHE 2C CHE 2C taught by Professor Atsumi during the Summer '10 term at UC Davis.

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