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

###### FREE Expert Solution

###### FREE Expert Solution

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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