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JazzinJeanie
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what is Lewis diagrams mean when talking about covalent bonding?
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JazzinJeanie Group Title
what is Lewis diagrams mean when talking about covalent bonding?
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ⒶArchie☁✪ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
A Lewis diagram shows the valence electrons using dots. In the example... H has 1 valence electrons. Cl has 7 electrons. The Cl wants 8 valence electrons to be happy.
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ⒶArchie☁✪ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
Looking at the diagram, let's count the electrons around chlorine.
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ⒶArchie☁✪ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
As you can chlorine has 8 electrons now, OK so it had 7 to begin. Where did I get the 8th electrons (labelled as #1 in my example?)
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ⒶArchie☁✪ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
so, basically only 7 came from Chlorine and the last one came from Hydrogen.
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ⒶArchie☁✪ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
So hydrogen came in with one electron. That electron is shared by chlorine. We call that sharing of electrons ''covalent bonding'' it is also called ''molecular bonding'' Lewis structures show how electrons are shared between atoms.
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Hope it was helpful! (:
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KhiZ Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Lewis diagram means lewis structure of molecules ... e.g lewis diagram or structure of methane is :dw:1378463791294:dw Hope itx helpfull c:
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