Lecture 12: Lewis Diagrams

author: Sylvia T. Ceyer, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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I. Lewis Structures

A. Example 1: Cyanide Ion CN-

B. Example 2: Thionyl Chloride SOCl2

II. Formal Charge

A. Assigning a formal charge to an atom

B. Significance

C. Formal charge vs. Oxidation number

III. Skeletal Structure

A. Methyl groups

B. Chain molecules

IV. Resonance

A. Example: NO3-

B. Resonance hybrid

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