Commonly Tested Lewis Structures

We draw Lewis Structures to predict:

-the shape of a molecule.

-the reactivity of a molecule and how it might interact with other molecules.

-the physical properties of a molecule such as boiling point, surface tension, etc.

Drawing the Lewis Structure for O2 (Dioxygen or Oxygen Gas)

Oxygen (O2) is a commonly tested Lewis structure due to it's importance on Earth. It also is a good example of a molecule with a double bond.

There are 12 valence electrons available for the Lewis structure for O2.

Video: Drawing the Lewis Structure for O2

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