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Lewis Dot Diagrams of Elements

Lewis Dot Diagrams of Elements

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  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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Tutorial

What is a Lewis Dot Structure?

Source: Jennifer Roushar; Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrspugliano/5351051650/

How to Draw Lewis Structures for Elements

Source: Jennifer Roushar; Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrspugliano/5351051650/

Paired vs. Unpaired Electrons

Source: Jennifer Roushar