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Lewis Dot Diagrams of Elements

Lewis Dot Diagrams of Elements

Author: Jennifer Roushar
  1. Demonstrate how to draw a Lewis Dot Diagram for several different elements.

  2. Relate the number of valence electrons to the elements group number.

  3. Point out the difference between electron pairs and unpaired electrons.

This packet should help a learner seeking a method to represent elements and their valance electrons.

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