Lewis Dot Diagram

Lewis dot diagrams, also known as Lewis structures or electron dot diagrams, are a concise visual representation used in chemistry to depict the bonding between atoms in a molecule and the distribution of valence electrons. Developed by Gilbert N. Lewis in the early 20th century, these diagrams utilize dots to represent valence electrons around atomic symbols. By showcasing electron pairs and lone pairs, Lewis dot diagrams provide insight into molecular geometry and chemical reactivity. Essential in understanding covalent bonding, they serve as fundamental tools for students and researchers in elucidating molecular structures and predicting compound behavior.