Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

In Lewis dot diagrams, what do the dots represent?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The dots represent electrons. A pair of dots is a pair of electrons. When a pair of electrons is between two nuclei it is a bond and my be represented as a line. When a pair of electrons is next to one nuclei it is a lone pair.

  • 1 decade ago

    The dots represent the valance electrons.

    Source(s): I've taken the course.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lone Pairs


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