How do I draw a Lewis Structure? 1. Draw the symbol for the element 2. Figure out the number of valence electrons for the element using the periodic table 3. Draw the correct number of dots around the element symbol 4. Draw one dot on each of the four sides before putting a second dot on each side.
Example of a Lewis Structure Neon is in Group 8 therefore it has 8 valence electrons surrounding it. This is represented by the dots.
Lewis Structures - Practice Calcium (Ca) Lithium (Li) Nitrogen (N) Argon (Ar) Boron (B)
Classwork/Homework Complete your worksheet Lewis Dot Structures Due: W 10/26/11