We’re being asked to draw a Lewis structure for (CH3)4NCl.
(CH3)4NCl is salt so we can separate it into its ions:
(CH3)4NCl → (CH3)4N+ + Cl-
Let's first draw the structure of (CH3)4N+:
Group Valence Electrons
C 4A 4 × 4 e– = 16 e–
H 1A 12 × 1 e– = 12 e–
N 5A 1 × 5 e– = 5 e–
+1 charge -1 e–
Total: 32 valence e–
Draw the Lewis structure for (CH3)4NCl, a salt.
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