First, draw Lewis Dot Diagrams for the following molecules. Count
up the total valence electrons before you begin and make
sure they all make it into the structure you draw. Be sure
to show all lone pairs. Be sure to
see the detailed
instructions about how to draw a structure.
Second, write names for the compounds and ions, if you have been taught how.
CH4 (central C)
Some molecules on this page involve violations of the octet
rule. Be aware!
All of the molecules on this page have a formal charge on one or more atoms.
Clearly identify which ones and label each atom that has a formal charge.
Some molecules on this page have several resonance forms.
Draw all reasonable resonance forms if you have been taught how to do this. If you don’t know what resonance forms are, then ignore this instruction.