-Learn how to draw a Lewis Dot Diagram for a representative element.
-Understand the differences between electron pairs and unpaired electrons.
In this packet you will go step by step to learn how to diagram a representative element using a lewis dot diagram structure. We will also go over the differences between unpaired and paired electrons.
Remember that even if an element is in lower periods, the group number is what determines the valence electrons. The number of valence electrons does not vary by period. It is the same going top to bottom. (Besides Hydrogen and Helium)
Source: http://www.roymech.co.uk/Related/Chemistry/Lewis_dot_structure.html, June 16 2010