Lewis Dot Symbols
Represents Elements with their valence electrons.
Element symbol goes in middle
Valence electrons placed around
Bonds formed by line representing two electrons
Making Ionic Compounds: Criss-Cross Trick
Combine to make neutral compound
General Lewis Structure Guidelines
Step 1:Add up all valence electrons.
Step 2: Make a skeletal structure by connecting each element with a bond (which is 1 pair
Step 3: Distribute the remaining electrons to satisfy octet rule
Check for common ex