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Electron Dot Structure

  1. Mar 14, 2006 #1
    I got another problem with my Chemistry Homework.

    I need to put the Electron Dot Structure for the following.

    1) Lead Oxide
    2) Potassium Sulphide
    3) Sodium Nitride
    4) Silver Oxide
    5) Copper Chloride
    6) Calcium Chloride

    Hope somone can help
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  3. Mar 14, 2006 #2


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    You can start by showing some work.
  4. Mar 17, 2006 #3
    The thing is I dont know where to start. I only know the simple ones. Like Oxygen and stuff but those ones I got no idea how
  5. Mar 18, 2006 #4


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    Do you just have to show the outer shell? If this is the case, all you need to do is look at the oxidation states. Remember that the transition metals and sulphur have a number of oxidation states, so start with what you know.
  6. Mar 18, 2006 #5
    All those compounds are Salts of various metals, Ionic compunds. It would help you to look over the periodic table and groups that these elements are classed in.

    The periodic table tells you alot about the elements.
  7. Mar 18, 2006 #6


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    For neutral ionic compounds, one of the elements will have an octet the other will not, if I'm understanding this homework set correctly.
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