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Lewis Dot For Magnesium

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Last Updated: 16 October 2020

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This is an ionic bond. Magnesium, found in group 2, has 2 valence electrons and needs to be released to become stable. Sulfur, found in group 16, has 6 valence electrons and takes two of magnesium to become stable. I like to say, eight is great, to help students remember that atoms need eight electrons in valance to be stable. It could be a show Mg would have no dots, and S would have 8 around it, two on each side, top, and bottom. Dots would be drawn inside brackets around symbols. 2 + and 2 - should be smaller and towards the top. Mg becomes more positive and S becomes more negative because electrons are negatively charge. The Lewis dot structure for Magnesium is Mg with 2 dots which stand for its two valence electrons. Lewis dot structure for Sulfur is S with 6 dots which stand for its six valence electrons. These two elements when bond together form an ionic bond as Magnesium loses its two valence electrons to Sulfur atom. Both atoms then have complete outer electron shells. The magnesium atom has a + 2 charge and the sulfur atom has a - 2 charge. This is what causes attraction that bonds these two atoms. It S definitely an ionic bond. Mgs is a very useful compound in chemistry. Mg has 2 valance electrons at its outermost level, and Sulfur has 6 valance electrons. Mg's stable ion is Mg2 + ion, which is positive ion. Sulfur's stable ion is S2 - ion, which is negative ion. By fundamental law of physics and chemistry, positive and negative attract each other, creating bonds. A bond created by positive and negative ions attracting to each other is an ionic bond. Besides, ionic bond is ALWAYS metal + nonmetal. Covalent bonds are ALWAYS 2 nonmetals. In this case, Sulfur is nonmetal, and Mg is metal. Therefore, they form ionic bond. Lewis dot structure for MgS is difficult to draw in this format. Iprefer to use small circles for metals and dots for nonmetal. This way, you can each atom's electrons start by writing the symbol Mg and placing small circle at each upper right and lower right sides. Then to the right of Mg write symbol S. Starting at 2 o clock place dot, then place one at 4 8, and 10 o clock, respectively. You have now account for 4 of sulfur's 6 valence electrons. Now place dots next to ones at 2 and 4 o clock. Now for the QUESTION - is this ionic bond. First, check electronegativitythe desire to give up or take electrons for each element. Magnesium Mg has electronegativity of 1. 29 and Sulfur's is 2. 46. Take difference in electronegativity 2. 46 - 1. 29 1. 17. This then will tell you type of bond covalent - sharing polar - covalent - uneven sharing or ionic - little to no sharing of electrons.

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