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Lewis Dot Structure For Methane

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Principal energy levels of gold: figure shows the organization of electrons around the nucleus of gold atom. Notice that the first energy level can have only two electrons, while more electrons can fit within give level further out. The number of electrons in each level is listed in upper right corner of the figure. Notice that the outermost level has only one electron. Lewis dot dragram for Methane: Methane, with molecular formula CH 4, is show. Electrons are color-cod to indicate which atoms they belong to before covalent bonds form, with red representing hydrogen and blue representing carbon. Four covalent bonds are formed so that C has an octet of valence electrons, and each H has two valence electronsone, from the carbon atom and one from one of the hydrogen atoms. Lewis structure of Acetic acid: Acetic acid, CH 3 COOH, can be written out with dots indicating shared electrons, or, preferably, with dashes representing covalent bonds. Notice lone pairs of electrons on oxygen atoms are still on show. The Methyl group carbon atom has six valence electrons from its bonds to hydrogen atoms because carbon is more electronegative than hydrogen. Also, one electron is gained from its bond with other carbon atom because the electron pair in CC bond is split equally.

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Lewis Structures for Polyatomic Ions

Lewis structure of ion is placed in brackets and its charge is written as superscript outside of the brackets, on upper right. The total number of Electrons represented in the Lewis Structure is equal to the sum of the number of Valence Electrons in each individual atom. Non-Valence Electrons are not represented in Lewis Structures. After the total number of available electrons has been determine, electrons must be placed into the structure. Lewis Structures for polyatomic ions are Draw by the same methods that we have already learn. When counting Electrons, negative ions should have extra Electrons place in their Lewis Structures; positive ions should have fewer Electrons than uncharged molecule. When Lewis Structure of ion is write, entire structure is placed in brackets, and charge is written as superscript on upper right, outside of brackets. For example, consider the ammonium ion, NH 4 +, which contains 9-1 = 8 Electrons. One electron is subtracted because the entire molecule has + 1 charge. Negative ions follow the same procedure. The Chlorite ion, ClO 2-, contains 19 + 1 = 20 Electrons. One electron is added because the entire molecule has a-1 charge.


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 periodic table. For example, each atom OF group 14 element 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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