Problem: In the Lewis structure shown here, A, D, E, Q, X, and Z represent elements in the first two rows of the periodic table (H-Ne).Identify all six elements so that the formal charges of all atoms are zero.

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Identify all six elements so that the formal charges of all atoms are zero.


We can identify the atoms by looking at bonds and lone pairs and match with the element with corresponding bond preference. 

  • E → 2 lone pairs and 2 bonds  → group 6A → O
  • A → 3 lone pairs 1 bond → halogens → F


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In the Lewis structure shown here, A, D, E, Q, X, and Z represent elements in the first two rows of the periodic table (H-Ne).

Identify all six elements so that the formal charges of all atoms are zero.

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