Unformatted text preview: Lewis formulas can also be drawn for polyatomic ions. One example is the ammonium ion , NH 4 + . Writing Lewis Formulas: The Octet Rule The octet rule states that representative elements usually attain stable noble gas electron configurations in most of their compounds. Lewis dot formulas are based on the octet rule. We need to distinguish between bonding (or shared) electrons and nonbonding (or unshared or lone pairs) of electrons. Writing Lewis Formulas: The Octet Rule...
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Fall '07 term at UGA.
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