Problem: Draw the Lewis structure for ammonium, NH4+.

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We’re being asked to draw a Lewis structure for NH4+

Since hydrogen cannot be a central atom, N is the central atoms.

            Group            Valence Electrons

  N           5A                  1 × 5 e5 e

  H           1A                  4 × 1 e4 e

                           From +1 charge:           1 e
                                             Total:  8 valence e

H → 1 bond only

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Draw the Lewis structure for ammonium, NH4+.

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