Why are the electrons of hydrogen represented as dots while the atoms of chlorine are represented as crosses? Similarly, why are the atmos of magnesium represented as dots, while those of atoms are represented as crosess in an electron-dot structure?

Asked by SrijanSood | 25th Sep, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dots and cross are just to represent the number of electrons as there is no difference between them, sometimes cross and dots are used simultaneously which are used to indicate the different atoms and no other logic is present behind the representation of electron by cross and dot

Answered by  | 25th Sep, 2010, 01:29: PM

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