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Unformatted text preview: electronega1ve atom, move to the most electroposi1ve Step 5: Make mul1ple bonds, as needed, to complete octets Lewis structures of ions •  Same thing as for neutral species, but make sure you have the right number of total electrons •  Example: NO2- Formal Charge •  In a Lewis structure, each atom has a formal charge. This is defined as: FC =(# of protons) – (# nonbonding electrons) – ½(shared bonding electrons) •  Important points –  The summa1on of all of the atomic formal charges must equal the__________on the molecule. –  Given two plausible Lewis structures, the one that __________the forma...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2014 for the course EMCH 210 taught by Professor Osama during the Winter '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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