Lewis Dot Structures: Resonance


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What is the best definition for resonance?

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1. How are resonance structures for a molecule or polyatomic ion represented?

2. When drawing Lewis dot structures, what should you do if you run out of electrons before all atoms are satisfied?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some questions on the quiz will ask you to identify the definition of a provided term. Other questions will ask you about the representation of dot structures and resonance structures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Define resonance
  • Drawing Lewis dot structures
  • Representing resonance structures
  • The significance of the dots in a Lewis dot structure

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Lewis dot structures in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding resonance structures and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as resonance and Lewis dot structures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the dots in a Lewis dot structure represent

Additional Learning

After you finish the quiz, head over to the related lesson called Lewis Dot Structures: Resonance. The lesson will help you cover these objectives:

  • Defining Lewis dot structures
  • Understanding the components of Lewis dot structures
  • Describing the octet rule
  • Detailing the meaning of polyatomic ions
  • Characterizing resonance
  • Clarifying the meaning of resonance structures