Problem: In an electron-dot structure of an element, the dots are used to representa. only the electrons that will participate in bond formation b. all of the electrons in the atom c. the electrons that the element will gain when it forms a compound d. the proton arrangement. e. the valence electrons

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The problem asked what the dots in an electron-dot structure represent.


Let's define an electron-dot structure:

Lewis Dot Structures or Electron Dot Structures are diagrams that show how elements in a molecule use their valence electrons to form bonds. 

In the Lewis Dot Structure, the element symbol represents the nucleus and inner electrons, and the surrounding dots represent the valence electrons.


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In an electron-dot structure of an element, the dots are used to represent

a. only the electrons that will participate in bond formation 

b. all of the electrons in the atom 

c. the electrons that the element will gain when it forms a compound 

d. the proton arrangement. 

e. the valence electrons

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