Structure_and_Bonding_in_Water_-_Lect02_S10

Structure_and_Bonding_in_Water_-_Lect02_S10 - Structure and...

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1 Structure and Bonding in Water Advanced Environmental Geochemistry – Lecture 2 Spring 2010
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2 Lewis Dot Diagrams Lewis dot diagrams give you the ability to determine the type(s) of covalent bonds that an element may make in certain situations They can also be used to predict the type of ion that an atom might make when it forms an ion Each dot diagram consists of an elemental symbol, which represents the kernel of the atom, and a group of 1-8 dots which shows the configuration of the outer-most electron shell of the atom, also called the valence shell
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3 Lewis Diagrams of Oxygen and Hydrogen Lewis dot diagram for the element oxygen Lewis dot diagram for the element hydrogen (using an x to represent an electron)
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4 Lewis Diagram of Water Hydrogen and oxygen combining to form water
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What is electronegativity? Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons The Pauling scale is the most commonly used Fluorine (the most electronegative element) is
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course GLY 6246 taught by Professor Warburton during the Spring '11 term at FAU.

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