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vheah
 one year ago
When do you check for stability in a Lewis dot structure?
My professor gave an example of Ca2+ N3 > Ca3N2 and we have to draw a lewis structure for that.
The number of v. electrons all in all is 19 (correct me if I'm wrong) and how will it look like and how will each element have 8 electrons each if u have an odd number?
vheah
 one year ago
When do you check for stability in a Lewis dot structure? My professor gave an example of Ca2+ N3 > Ca3N2 and we have to draw a lewis structure for that. The number of v. electrons all in all is 19 (correct me if I'm wrong) and how will it look like and how will each element have 8 electrons each if u have an odd number?

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JFraser
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you won't have 19 valence electrons in \(Ca_3N_2\)

vheah
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0My bad, it should be 16 shouldn't it?

JFraser
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0each calcium \(atom\) has 2 valence electrons, and each nitrogen \(atom) has 5
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