(a) Draw the Lewis dot structure for PBr_4^+ and PBr_4^-. (b) What is the difference between...


(a) Draw the Lewis dot structure for {eq}PBr_4^+ {/eq} and {eq}PBr_4^- {/eq}.

(b) What is the difference between these molecules?

Lewis Dot Structure:

Lewis dot structure is constructed by first evaluating the atom's valence electron and then arranging them. The atoms are connected by bonded and the valence electrons and lone pairs are arranged around the atoms as dots.

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Phosphorus tetrabromide cation and phosphorus tetrabromide anion are the chemical name of {eq}{\rm{PBr}}_{\rm{4}}^{\rm{ + }} {/eq} and...

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Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions


Chapter 5 / Lesson 5

Just as the Lewis dot structure can visualize molecules, it can also visualize polyatomic ions, which are ions containing multiple atoms. Explore the actions of polyatomic ions and learn how to visualize them through the lens of the Lewis dot structure.

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