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2.1B: Lewis Structures

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  • Lewis Structures are very similar to electron dot diagrams except for the fact that shared electrons between atoms are shown as lines. Lone pairs of electrons themselves are usually represented by dots around the atoms. These diagrams are helpful because they allow us to predict the shape of the molecule and see the positions of each atom relative to the others.

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    • Andrew Iskandar, University of California, Davis
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