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Problem: How do you write the electron dot diagram for the hydroxide ion  OH−?

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We have to write the electron dot diagram for the hydroxide ion.

Lewis dot structure is also known as the electron dot diagram.

To draw the Lewis dot structure, we have to follow these steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom.

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

Step 3: Draw the Lewis Structure for the molecule.

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How do you write the electron dot diagram for the hydroxide ion  OH?

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