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What is the total number of valence electrons in the Lewis structure of CH4?

 

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The Lewis structure of CH4 can be drawn as:

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Н Н Н—С—Н Н. . Н Н нЕ

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In the Lewis dot structure of CH4, we can see that there is a total of 8 valence electrons.

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For 1 C, valence electrons 4 For 4 H, valence electrons - 4 x 1 =4 . Total valence electrons = 4 +4 = 8

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