Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions


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What is usually the first step when drawing a Lewis dot structure?

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1. What does the charge on a polyatomic ion mean?

2. What is wrong with the Lewis dot structure for IO-?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on the meaning of concepts related to Lewis dot structures and polyatomic ions. Some questions will ask you to define a given term. Others will require you to identify a property of a given term. And still others will provide you with a diagram of a Lewis dot structure and ask you to pull out relevant information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following topics and definitions:

  • Lewis dot structures
  • Polyatomic ion
  • Charges
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Valence electrons

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Lewis dot structures lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of polyatomic ions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Lewis dot structures and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding polyatomic ions

Additional Learning

Finish the quiz and peruse the partner lesson titled Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions. The accompanying lesson will help you further explore the details of Lewis dot structures. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Defining Lewis dot structures
  • Understanding polyatomic ions
  • Drawing Lewis dot structures for polyatomic ions