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Lewis Dot Structure For Mg

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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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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 Cl 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 Cl atom interacts with eight Valence Electrons: six in lone pairs and two in single bond.

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The Octet Rule

Table

BondBond Length
N-N1.47 A
N=N1.24 A
NN1.10 A

Draw Lewis dot structures and resonance structures For following. Some hints are give. {matheq}{CO2}{endmatheq} plus two more dots For each OF {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} {matheq}{O}{endmatheq} {matheq}{NO2}{endmatheq} {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} notice that some OF resonance structures may not satisfy the octet rule. {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} molecule has an odd number of electrons, and the octet rule cannot be satisfied for nitrogen atom. Draw resonance structures OF {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} resonance structure are shown on the right here. Note that only locations of double and single bonds change here. What are formal charges for {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} atoms? What are formal charges for oxygen atoms that are single bond and double bond to {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} respectively? Please work these numbers out. Formal charges: {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} + 1; {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} 0; {matheq}\textrm{:O::C::O:}{endmatheq} most stable structure has least formal charge. In a stable structure, adjacent atoms should have formal charges OF opposite signs. The more stable the structure, more it contributes to the resonance structure of molecule or ion. All three structures above are the same, only the double bond rotates.


Lewis Dot Structures

When several structures with different electron distributions among bonds are possible, all structures contribute to the electronic structure of the molecule. These structures are called resonance structures. The combination of all these resonance structures represents real or observed structure. Lewis structures of some molecules do not agree with observed structures. For such a molecule, several dot structures may be draw. All dot structures contribute to real structure. More stable structures contribute more than less stable ones. For resonance structures, skeleton of molecule stays in the same relative position, and only distributions of electrons in resonance structures are different. Let us return to {matheq}{SO2}{endmatheq} molecule. The molecule has a bent structure due to lone pair of electrons on {matheq}{S}{endmatheq} in last structure that has formal charge, there is a single {matheq}{S-O}{endmatheq} bond and double {matheq}{S=O}{endmatheq} bond. These two bonds can switch over, giving two resonance structures as shown below. In structure 1, formal charges are + 2 for {matheq}{S}{endmatheq} and - 1 for both {matheq}{O}{endmatheq} atoms. In structures 2 and 3, formal charges are + 1 for {matheq}{S}{endmatheq} and - 1 for oxygen atom with single bond to {matheq}{S}{endmatheq} low formal charges of {matheq}{S}{endmatheq} make structures 2 and 3 more stable or more important contributors. Formal charges for all atoms are zero for structure 4, given earlier. This is also possible resonance structure, although the octet rule is not satisfactory. Combining resonance structures 2 and 3 results in the following structure:


Representing Valence Electrons in Lewis Symbols

In Lewis symbol for atom, chemical symbol of an element is write, and valence electrons are represented as dots surrounding it. Only electrons at valence level are shown using this notation. For example, Lewis symbol of carbon depicts C surrounded by 4 valence electrons because carbon has an electron configuration of 1s 2 2s 2 2p 2. Electrons that are not in valence level are not shown in Lewis symbol. The reason for this is that chemical reactivity of an atom of element is solely determined by the number of its valence electrons, and not its inner electrons. Lewis symbols for atoms are combined to write Lewis structures for compounds or molecules with bonds between atoms.

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.. S / \ :O: :O: ' ' ' '.. S // \ :O: :O: ' '.. S / \ :O: :O: ' '.. S // \ :O: :O:
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Double and Triple Bonds

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.


Lewis Structures for Polyatomic Ions

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 the 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:


Representing Valence Electrons in Lewis Symbols

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 below 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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Example 1

Writing Lewis Structures, NASA's Cassini - Huygens mission detected a large cloud of toxic hydrogen cyanide on Titan, one of Saturn's moons. Titan also contains ethane, acetylene, and ammonia. What are Lewis structures of these molecules? Calculate the number of valence electrons. Hcn: + = 10H 3 CCH 3: + = 14HCCH: + = 10NH 3: + = 8 Draw skeleton and connect atoms with single bonds. Remember that H is never central atom: Where needed to distribute electrons to terminal atoms: HCN: six electrons placed on NH 3 CCH 3: no electrons remainHCCH: no terminal atoms capable of accepting electrons. Nh 3: no terminal atoms capable of accepting electrons Where needed to place remaining electrons on the central atom: HCN: no electrons remainH 3 CCH 3: no electrons remainHCCH: four electrons placed on carbon NH 3: two electrons placed on nitrogen Where needed to rearrange electrons to form multiple bonds in order to to obtain octet on each atom: HCN: form two more C - N bondsH 3 CCH 3: all atoms have correct number of electronsHCCH: form triple bond between two carbon atomsNH 3: all atoms have correct number of electrons check Your Learning Both carbon monoxide, CO, and carbon dioxide, CO 2, are products of combustion of fossil fuels. Both of these gases also cause problems: CO is toxic and CO 2 has been implicated in global climate change. What are Lewis structures of these two molecules?

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Fullerene Chemistry

Ionic bonding typically occurs when it is easy for one atom to lose one or more electrons and another atom to gain one or more electrons. However, some atoms wont give up or gain electrons easily. Yet they still participate in compound formation. How? There is another mechanism for obtaining a complete valence shell: sharing electrons. When electrons are shared between two atoms, they make a bond called covalent bond. Let us illustrate covalent bond by using h atoms, with understanding that h atoms need only two electrons to fill s subshell. Each H atom starts with a single electron in its valence shell: two h atoms can share their electrons: 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

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, CHO 2, NO +, and OF 2 as examples in following this procedure: determine the total number OF valence electrons in molecule or ion. For molecule, we add the number OF valence electrons on each atom in molecule: For negative ion, such as CHO 2, we add the number OF valence electrons on atoms to the number of negative charges on ion: 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: Since OF 2 is neutral molecule, We simply add number OF valence electrons: Draw skeleton structure OF molecule or ion, arranging atoms around central atom and connecting each atom to central atom with single bond. When several arrangements OF atoms are possible, as for CHO 2, we must use experimental evidence to choose the correct one. In general, less electronegative elements are more likely to be central atoms. In CHO 2, less electronegative carbon atoms occupy central position with oxygen and hydrogen atoms surrounding them. Other examples include P in POCl 3, S in SO 2, and Cl in ClO 4. An exception is that hydrogen is almost never the central atom. Like most electronegative element,ss fluorine also cannot be central atom. 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: Place all remaining electrons on the central atom. For SiH 4, CHO 2, 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 Place 12, leaving 4 to be Place on the central atom: Rearrange electrons OF outer atoms to make multiple bonds with the central atom in order to obtain octets wherever possible.

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Example 2

In almost all cases, chemical bonds are formed by interactions of valence electrons in atoms. To facilitate our understanding of how valence electrons interact, simple way of representing those valence electrons would be useful. The Lewis electron dot diagram is a representation of valence electrons of an atom that uses dots around the symbol of element. The number of dots equals the number of valence electrons in an atom. These dots are arranged to right and left and above and below the symbol, with no more than two dots on side. For example, Lewis electron dot diagram for calcium is simply figure 1 shows Lewis symbols for elements of the third period of the periodic table.

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