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Drawing Lewis structures

  1. Aug 29, 2010 #1
    When drawing a Lewis structure for a compound how do you know what bonds to what? For example, with H2SO4, how does one know whether the H bond to O or to S?
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  3. Aug 30, 2010 #2


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    A little bit of guessing and a little bit of knowing. Hydrogen in oxoacids is (almost) always attached to oxygen.
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