+0  
 
+6
314
1
avatar+946 

 How are Lewis structures used to help determine bonding capacity?

Julius  Feb 24, 2017
 #1
avatar+280 
0

They provide a visual understanding of where you need place the valance electrons so that the bonding atoms are satisfied. This is called the octet rule. It can be broken because of expections in some bonds between atoms or it can not meet the rule, and simply have less than 8 valence electrons. There is so much more to explain but im tired. The answer to your question is that they determine the placement of valence electrons, determine molecular/geomtric shapes and can tell you if have enough plutonium to make a gamma laser gun.

Veteran  Mar 21, 2017

8 Online Users

New Privacy Policy

We use cookies to personalise content and advertisements and to analyse access to our website. Furthermore, our partners for online advertising receive information about your use of our website.
For more information: our cookie policy and privacy policy.