Problem: How do you determine how many dots to put around the Lewis symbol of an element?

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We have to describe how do we know the number of dots to be put around the Lewis symbol.


The number of dots that are put around the symbol of an element, are actually the number of valence electrons that the element contains.

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How do you determine how many dots to put around the Lewis symbol of an element?

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