Step method to draw the Lewis dot structure of C2F2.
Step 1: Find valence e- for all atoms. Add them together.
Step2: Find octet e- for each atom and add them together.
C=8x2=16 � F=8x2=16
Step3: Subtract step 1 total from step 2.��Gives you bonding e-.
Step 4: Find number of bonds by diving the number in step 3 by 2(because each bond is made of 2 e-)
10e-/2= 5 bond pairs
Step 5: Find the number of nonbonding (lone pairs) e-. Subtract step 3 number from step 1.
22-10= 12e-=6 lone pairs
Use information from step 4 and 5 to draw the lewis structure.
Lewis dot structure of C2F2
Alternatively a dot method can be used to draw the lewis
structure of C2F2
Calculate the total valence electrons in the molecule.
Put two canbon atoms in the center side by side.Put one fluorine on each carbon atom. Put the electrons and arrange them until all atoms get octet state.
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