Problem: Draw a Lewis symbol for each atom or ion.a. S2–b. Mgc. Mg2+d. P

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We’re being asked to draw a Lewis symbol for each atom or ion given.

When drawing Lewis dot symbols, we're going to use the following steps:

Step 1: Identify if the element is a Main Group Element or Transition Metal. 

Step 2: If you are given an ion, place it in brackets and put its charge on the upper right corner. 

• For a cation, remove electrons.

• For an anion, add electrons

Step 3: Place one valence electron at a time on the four sides of the element. 

Step 4: Continue adding electrons, pairing them up until you have reached the appropriate number of valence electrons. 


a. S2–

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Problem Details

Draw a Lewis symbol for each atom or ion.

a. S2–

b. Mg

c. Mg2+

d. P

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