Draw Lewis structures for the following compounds.
(a) ammonia, NH3
(b) water, H2O
(c) hydroniumion, H3O+
(d) propane, C3H8
(f) diethyl ether, CH3CH2OCH2CH3
(g) 1-chloropropane, CH3CH2CH2Cl
(i) borane, BH3
(j) boron trifluoride, BF3
Explain what is unusual about the bonding in the compounds in parts (i) and (j).
We have to draw the Lewis structure of the following molecules.
- Lewis structure of ammonia (NH3)
In NH3 , the central atom is N, surrounded by three H atoms.
7N 1s2 2s2 2p3 1H 1s1
Total number valence electrons in NH3 = 5 + 1(3) = 8