Problem: What is the Lewis dot diagram for carbon?

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We’re asked to determine the Lewis dot diagram for carbon.


To determine the Lewis structure, we need to do the following steps:


Step 1: Determine the position of Carbon in the Periodic table.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.


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What is the Lewis dot diagram for carbon?

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