Problem: Add electron dots and charges as necessary to show the reaction of calcium and oxygen to form an ionic compound.

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We're being asked to add electron dots and charges to show the reaction of calcium and oxygen to form an ionic compound.


Recall that Lewis Dot Structures of Ions involve losing or gaining valence electrons to draw the most likely structure. 

• Calcium and Oxygen are both Main Group Elements.

• Place one valence electron at a time on the four sides of the element. 

□ Start from the top of the element and move clockwise. 

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Add electron dots and charges as necessary to show the reaction of calcium and oxygen to form an ionic compound.

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