Problem: Write a Lewis structure for HCCH.

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Step 1: H cannot be the central atom since it only forms 1 bond; C is the central atom.

Step 2: Determine the number of valence electrons:

   Group             Valence Electrons

H      1A                   2 × 1 e2 e

C      4A                   2 × 4 e8 e

Total:  10 valence e

Step 3: Write the Lewis structure:

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Write a Lewis structure for HCCH.

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