Limitations of Method
Deducing Lewis Diagrams
Using Lewis Diagrams to Model Covalent Bonding
|We will use Lewis diagrams in several ways related to covalent
bonding. The most basic is this. Covalent bonding involves sharing electrons. We can illustrate
the covalent bonding that occurs between atoms by combining the electron dot diagrams
of those atoms in a way that shows which electrons are being shared. This is one way that
the electron dot diagrams can be put to use.