Aparna , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 23/9/11

 what is the lewis dot structure of calcium oxide?

thecoolhermoinie , added an answer, on 23/9/11
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calcium has 2 valence electrons while oxygen has 6 valence electrons. when adding calcium and oxygen together they for calcium oxide or CaO and calciums 2 valence electrons join with oxygens 6 to fill the Lewis structure.
Ca 2+ [O with 8e-] 2-

 
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