Problem: Write the Lewis symbol for each atom or ion.Al

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We’re being asked to write the Lewis structure of Al. We first need to determine the total number of valence electrons present in the atom:

            Group             Valence Electrons

Al            3A                   1 × 3 e3 e

                    Total:  3 valence e

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Write the Lewis symbol for each atom or ion.


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