Dot-And-Cross Diagrams

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  • Created on: 04-12-13 16:20

Rules for dot-and-cross diagrams:

1. Show outer shell electrons only.

2. Work out whether the bonds are ionic (between a metal and a non-metal) or covalent (between only non-metals)


  • Use square brackets and label the charge outside of these brackets, e.g. + or 2-
  • Show the ions after they have transferred electrons, not before
  • If there is more than one ion, make this clear, e.g. in MgCl2, draw…


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