How to Write Lewis Structures
Step 1:
Decide which atoms are bonded.
Step 2:
Count all valence electrons
Step 3:
Place two electrons in each bond.
Step 4:
Complete the octets of the atoms attached to the central atom by adding e-'s in pairs.
Step 5:
Place any remaining electrons on the central atom in pairs.
Step 6:
If the central atom does not have an octet, form double bonds. If necessary form triple bonds.
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