How to predict number of bonds each element makes

How to Predict number of bonds each element forms

Caution: This method works well for elements in Rows 1 & 2. Elements in row 3 and above may deviate from the guidelines as they can exceed octet. There’s a general guideline¬†that is helpful in figuring out the number of bonds each element makes. This comes in handy especially when drawing Lewis structures. It’s called …

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