Problem: Each of the following structures is invalid. Identify the error in each case.octet-rule violationwrong electron total

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To identify the error in each invalid Lewis structure:


Valid Lewis structure: 

  • Obeys octet-rule→ (8 val. e-)
  • Correct total valence electrons 
    • 1 line = 2 e-
    • 1 dot = 1 e-


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Each of the following structures is invalid. Identify the error in each case.

octet-rule violation

wrong electron total

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