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Lewis Dot Structures of Covalent Compounds


In this interactive and animated object, students distribute the valence electrons in simple covalent molecules with one central atom. Six rules are followed to show the bonding and nonbonding electrons in Lewis dot structures. The process is well illustrated with eight worked examples and two interactive practice problems.

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Posted by Purviben on 12/2/2014 12:40:10 PM Votes 0.00 Thumps Up Thumps Down

Which rule is used when constructing Lewis Dot structure? Are there any exception to this rule? Construct Lewis Dot structures of four compounds different from the once in tutorial

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GREAT!! Learned more going through this then in my classroom for 2 days, it actually made sense!

Posted by Maggie S on 1/8/2012 10:16:14 PM Reply

Thank you! very easy to understand.. I my self am a student... it helped me so much! Great site!!

Posted by Randy Rivas on 10/20/2011 9:31:32 PM Reply

Thank you so much!!! This helped a lot!!! I was really stuggling with covalent bonding and lewis dot diagrams, but after Wisc-online helped me out, i feel like i am ready to accomplish anything!!! hahah lol Hopefully i can pursue my dream of being a professional chemist. Once again, Thank you so much <3 :) - Lynsey Garfinkel

Posted by Lynsey Garfinkel on 11/6/2013 12:49:00 PM Reply

Thanks so much! This makes it very easy to understand :)

Posted by Jackie Markowitz on 9/19/2016 5:56:16 PM Reply

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