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What is the Lewis structure?

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Lewis dot Structure is a very simplified representation of the valence shell electrons in a molecule. It is used to show how the electrons are arranged around individual atoms in a molecule. Electrons are shown as "dots" or for bonding electrons as a line between the two atoms.

Step 2

Steps for drawing lewis dot structure:

  1. First draw a skeletal structure for the molecule.
  2. Count total number of valence electrons in the molecule.
  3. Assign 2 electrons to each bond.
  4. If there are remaining electrons, they can be used to complete...

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