Problem: Decide whether the Lewis structure proposed for each molecule is reasonable or not.

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 To determine if a Lewis structure is reasonable, it should:

  • Satisfy the octet rule (8 val. e-)
    • Expanded octetHalogens: Cl, Br, I (when central atom)  exception

  • have correct total # of valence electrons
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Decide whether the Lewis structure proposed for each molecule is reasonable or not.

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