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- Which way is the correct way to draw dot and cross covalent structures

I've seen both types of diagrams when drawing covalent dot and cross diagrams. And some students that I teach said that the electrons should be on the circles.

But I do know that this is actually showing the electron overlap and electron field and in reality electrons are not in circular orbits, it's more complex than that. So is either of these correct?

But I do know that this is actually showing the electron overlap and electron field and in reality electrons are not in circular orbits, it's more complex than that. So is either of these correct?