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We use Lewis symbols to describe valence electron configurations of atoms and monatomic ions. Lewis symbols consist of an elemental symbol surrounded by one dot for each of its valence electrons: figure 1 shows Lewis symbols for elements of the third period of the periodic table. Lewis symbols can also be used to illustrate formation of cations from atoms, as shown here for sodium and calcium: likewise, they can be used to show formation of anions from atoms, as shown here for chlorine and Sulfur: figure 2 demonstrates use of Lewis symbols to show transfer of electrons during formation of ionic compounds.

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Double and Triple Bonds

Carbon soot has been known to man since prehistoric times, but it was not until fairly recently that the molecular structure of the main component of soot was discover. In 1996, Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Richard Smalley, Robert Curl, and Harold Kroto for their work in discovering a new form of carbon, C 60 buckminsterfullerene molecule. Entire classes of compounds, including spheres and tubes of various shapes, were discovered based on C 60. This type of molecule, called fullerene, shows promise in a variety of applications. Because of their size and shape, fullerenes can encapsulate other molecules, so they have shown potential in various applications from hydrogen storage to target drug delivery systems. They also possess unique electronic and optical properties that have been put to good use in solar powered devices and chemical sensors. Richard Smalley, professor of physics, Chemistry, and astronomy at Rice University, was one of the leading advocates for fullerene Chemistry. Upon his death in 2005, US Senate honored him as Father of Nanotechnology.


Lewis Structures

For very simple molecules and molecular ions, we can write Lewis structures by merely pairing up unpaired electrons on constituent atoms. See these examples: For more complicated molecules and molecular ions, it is helpful to follow the step - by - step procedure outlined here: determining total number of valence electrons. For cations, subtract one electron for each positive charge. For anions, add one electron for each negative charge. Draw skeleton structure of a molecule or ion, arranging atoms around the central atom. Connect each atom to the central atom with a single bond. Distribute remaining electrons as lone pairs on terminal atoms, completing octet around each atom. Place all remaining electrons on the central atom. Rearrange electrons OF outer atoms to make multiple bonds with central atom in order to obtain octets wherever possible. Let us determine Lewis structures OF SiH 4, {matheq}{\text{CHO}}_{2}^{-},{endmatheq} NO +, and OF 2 as examples in following this procedure: determine total number OF valence electrons in molecule or ion. For molecule, we add the number OF valence electrons on each atom in molecule: {matheq}\begin{array}{l}\ \phantom{\rule{0.8em}{0ex}}{\text{SiH}}_{4}\ \phantom{\rule{0.8em}{0ex}}\text{Si: 4 valence electrons/atom}\times \text{1 atom}=4\ \underline{+\text{H: 1 valence electron/atom}\times \text{4 atoms}=4}\ \ \phantom{\rule{15.95em}{0ex}}=\text{8 valence electrons}\end{array}{endmatheq} For negative ion, such as {matheq}{\text{CHO}}_{2}^{-},{endmatheq} we add the number OF valence electrons on atoms to the number of negative charges on ion: {matheq}\begin{array}{l}\ {\text{CHO}}_{2}^{-}\ \phantom{\rule{0.48em}{0ex}}\text{C: 4 valence electrons/atom}\times \text{1 atom}=4\ \phantom{\rule{0.8em}{0ex}}\text{H: 1 valence electron/atom}\times \text{1 atom}=1\ \phantom{\rule{0.05em}{0ex}}\text{O: 6 valence electrons/atom}\times \text{2 atoms}=12\ \underline{+\phantom{\rule{6.5em}{0ex}}\text{1 additional electron}=1}\ \ \phantom{\rule{15.45em}{0ex}}=\text{18 valence electrons}\end{array}{endmatheq} For positive ion, such as NO +, we add the number OF valence electrons on atoms in ion and then subtract number OF positive charges on ion from total number OF valence electrons: {matheq}\begin{array}{l}\ \ {\text{NO}}^{+}\ \text{N: 5 valence electrons/atom}\times \text{1 atom}=5\ \ \phantom{\rule{0.4em}{0ex}}\text{O: 6 valence electron/atom}\times \text{1 atom}=6\ \phantom{\rule{0.35em}{0ex}}\underline{+{-1 electron (positive charge)}\phantom{\rule{1.8em}{0ex}}=-1}\ \ \phantom{\rule{15.02em}{0ex}}=\text{10 valence electrons}\end{array}{endmatheq} since OF 2 is neutral molecule, we simply add number OF valence electrons: {matheq}\begin{array}{l}\ \phantom{\rule{0.8em}{0ex}}{\text{OF}}_{\text{2}}\ \phantom{\rule{1.25em}{0ex}}\text{O: 6 valence electrons/atom}\times \text{1 atom}=6\ \underline{+\text{F: 7 valence electrons/atom}\times \text{2 atoms}=14}\ \phantom{\rule{16.28em}{0ex}}=\text{20 valence electrons}\end{array}{endmatheq} 2. Draw the skeleton structure of a molecule or ion, arranging atoms around the central atom and connecting each atom to the central atom with a single bond. When several arrangements OF atoms are possible, as for {matheq}{\text{CHO}}_{2}^{-},{endmatheq} we must use experimental evidence to choose the correct one. In general, less electronegative elements are more likely to be central atoms. In {matheq}{\text{CHO}}_{2}^{-},{endmatheq} less electronegative carbon atom occupies central position with oxygen and hydrogen atoms surrounding it. Other examples include P in POCl 3, S in SO 2, and Cl. In {matheq}{\text{ClO}}_{4}^{-}.{endmatheq} exception is that hydrogen is almost never the central atom. Like most electronegative element,ss fluorine also cannot be central atom. 3. Distribute remaining electrons as lone pairs on terminal atoms to complete their valence shells with octet OF electrons. There are NO remaining electrons on SiH 4, SO it is unchanged: For SiH 4, {matheq}{\text{CHO}}_{2}^{-},{endmatheq} and NO +, there are NO remaining electrons; we already place all OF electrons determined in Step 1. For OF 2, we had 16 electrons remaining in Step 3, and we placed 12, leaving 4 to be placed on central atom: 5. Rearrange electrons OF outer atoms to make multiple bonds with central atom in order to obtain octets wherever possible.

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Fullerene Chemistry

Carbon soot has been known to man since prehistoric times, but it was not until fairly recently that the molecular structure of the main component of soot was discover. In 1996, Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Richard Smalley, Robert Curl, and Harold Kroto for their work in discovering a new form of Carbon, C 60 buckminsterfullerene molecule. Entire classes of compounds, including spheres and tubes of various shapes, were discovered based on C 60. This type of molecule, called fullerene, shows promise in a variety of applications. Because of their size and shape, fullerenes can encapsulate other molecules, so they have shown potential in various applications from hydrogen storage to target drug delivery systems. They also possess unique electronic and optical properties that have been put to good use in solar powered devices and chemical sensors.


Lewis Structures

We also use Lewis symbols to indicate the formation of covalent bonds, which are shown in Lewis structures, drawings that describe bonding in molecules and polyatomic ions. For example, when two chlorine atoms form chlorine molecule, they share one pair of electrons: Lewis structure indicates that each atom has three pairs of electrons that are not used in bonding and one share pair of electrons. Dash is sometimes used to indicate shared pair of electrons: single shared pair of electrons is called a single bond. Each atom interacts with eight valence electrons: six in lone pairs and two in single bond.


The Octet Rule

Other halogen molecules form bonds like those in chlorine molecule: one single bond between atoms and three lone pairs of electrons per atom. This allows each halogen atom to have a noble gas electron configuration. The tendency of main group atoms to form enough bonds to obtain eight valence electrons is known as the octet rule. The number of bonds that atom can form can often be predicted from the number of electrons needed to reach octet; this is especially true of nonmetals of second period of the periodic table. For example, each atom of group 14 elements has four electrons in its outermost shell and therefore requires four more electrons to reach the octet. These four electrons can be gained by forming four covalent bonds, as illustrated here for carbon in CCl 4 and silicon in SiH 4. Because hydrogen only needs two electrons to fill its valence shell, it is an exception to the octet rule. Transition elements and inner transition elements also do not follow the octet rule: group 15 elements such as nitrogen have five valence electrons in atomic Lewis symbol: one lone pair and three unpaired electrons. To obtain octet, these atoms form three covalent bonds, as in NH 3. Oxygen and other atoms in group 16 obtain octets by forming two covalent bonds:

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Example 2

Table : Comparing ionic and covalent compounds

Ionic BondingCovalent Bonding
Metal/nonmetal combinationnonmetal/nonmetal or metalloid/nonmetal combination
Metal loses valence electrons and nonmetal gains up to eight.Both elements share valence electrons to achieve stability
Individual species have cation/anion chargesNo charges are present in these compounds
All ionic compounds are solidsCovalent compounds can be solid, liquid, or gas.
Examples could include: Li 2 CO 3 , Fe 2 O 3 , and MgSO 4Examples include: CO 2 , H 2 O, and CH 3 CH 2 OH

At the beginning of the 20th century, American physical chemist G. N. Lewis devised a system of symbolsnow called Lewis electron Dot Symbols that can be used for predicting the number of bonds formed by most elements in their compounds. Each Lewis Dot symbol consists of a chemical symbol for an element surrounded by dots that represent its valence of electrons. Lewis knew that incorporating models into his teaching would enable students to visualize chemical bonding easier. Gilbert Lewis was known for his interactive teaching methods and his interest in student success. Unfortunately, his nervous personality limited his ability to lecture in front of large groups of people. Regarding his research, Lewis constructed his own theory to explain the nature of acids and bases. He was the first to synthesize D 2 O and write numerous textbooks for his courses. In World War I, he served as a Major in the Gas Service unit of the American Army. He trains over 200 soldiers a week on how to adequately protect themselves from gas warfare. From these efforts, he helped reduce fatalities due to chemical gas exposures and was awarded the Distinguish Service Medal in 1922. Lewis was nominated over thirty times for the Nobel Prize. He never received this award and does not have any name in honor of him. For more on Gilbert Lewis, click on this link. To write Elements Lewis Dot symbol, we place dots representing the valence of electrons, one at time, around Elements chemical symbol. Up to four dots are placed above, below, to the left, and to the right of the symbol. Next, dots, for elements with more than four valence electrons, are again distributed one at time, each pair with one of the first four. For example, element sulfur has six valence electrons and its Lewis symbol would be: fluorine, for example, has seven valence electrons, so its Lewis Dot symbol is constructed as follow: number of dots in the Lewis Dot symbol is same as the number of valence electrons, which is same as the last digit of Elements group number in periodic Table. Lewis Dot Symbols and electron configurations for Elements in Period 2 are given in Table: Table: Lewis Dot Symbols for Elements in Period 2 ionic compounds are produced when metal bonds with nonmetal. Stability is achieved for both atoms once the transfer of electrons has occur. The image below shows how sodium and chlorine bond to form the compound sodium chloride. Unlike sodium atom, resulting compound is not explosive and less corrosive than chlorine. Ionic bonding can be viewed by noting donation of valence electrons from metal atom to nonmetal atom by using the Bohr model. From this theory, we will move on Lewis structure with the understanding that metals will always lose valence electrons and nonmetals will gain up to eight in order to form stable compounds.

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