By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Write a Lewis Dot Diagram for any element. 
  • Draw the Lewis structure for a covalent molecule according to the VSPER theory.
  • Determine the geometry and polarity of a covalent molecule from its Lewis structure.
  • Explain what determines polarity of molecules.

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