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ⒶArchie☁✪
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6A 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.

ⒶArchie☁✪
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6dw:1378460909107:dw

ⒶArchie☁✪
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6Looking at the diagram, let's count the electrons around chlorine.

ⒶArchie☁✪
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6As 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?)

ⒶArchie☁✪
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6dw:1378461052833:dw

ⒶArchie☁✪
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6so, basically only 7 came from Chlorine and the last one came from Hydrogen.

ⒶArchie☁✪
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6So 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.

ⒶArchie☁✪
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6Hope it was helpful! (:

KhiZ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Lewis 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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