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6.16: Examples of Lewis Structures

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    Here are a set of examples showing 3D twirlymol molecular models of from other sections in the text, along with Lewis structures of these molecules as well. It is useful to see what can be conveyed via 3D models, molecular geometry for instance, and what is conveyed by Lewis structure models, an example being the assignment of electrons around atoms and assignment of electrons for bonding. An important clarification, is that the twirlymols display connections, not bonds, so double and triple bonds do not show up. Double and triple bonds are shown in the Lewis structures. Molecules from a common page are grouped together, with a link back to the original page.

    From Deciding on a Skeleton Structure

    Hypochlorous Acid: HOCl


    From Multiple Bonds

    Formaldehyde: CH2O


    Carbon Monoxide: CO


    Methanol: CH3OH


    Ethene: C2H4


    Carbon Dioxide: CO2


    From An Excess of Bonds

    Perchloric Acid: HClO4


    Nitrous Oxide: N2O


    From Resonance

    Ozone: O3


    Carbonate Ion: CO32-


    From Polyatomic Ions

    Sulfate Ion: SO42


    Hydroxide Ion: OH


    Hydronium Ion: H3O+


    Ammonium Ion: NH4+


    Sulfite Ion:SO32-



    Acetic Acid: CH3COOH


    Ammonia: NH3



    This page titled 6.16: Examples of Lewis Structures is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Ed Vitz, John W. Moore, Justin Shorb, Xavier Prat-Resina, Tim Wendorff, & Adam Hahn.

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