We are asked to determine the number of valence electrons, bonded electrons, lone pairs of electrons, single bonds in each compound.
To determine these, we are going to draw the Lewis Structure of each compound.
Write a Lewis structure for each of the following compounds, then answer the following questions about the Lewis structure.
Compounds: SOCl2, ethanol (CH3CH2OH), and carbon dioxide.
A. How many valence electrons does each compound have?
B. How many bonded electrons does each compound have?
C. How many lone pairs of electrons does each compound have?
D. How many single bonds does each compound have?
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