Orgo Basics Video Series: Video 5
Lewis structures provide you with a simple way to draw out an organic molecule showing every atom, bond, and lone electron pair.
While not ideal for demonstrating bond angle and molecular geometry, it's a great way to begin your understanding of molecules and bonding in organic chemistry.
Every professor will show a different set of ‘rules' for coming up with a correct structure. I find each one to be more confusing than the next. The video below teaches you my trick to ensure you are on the right track to drawing the most appropriate Lewis Structure for a given molecular formula.
Are all these drawings making Orgo feel a bit like an art class? Read Organic Chemistry or Art Class?
(Watch on YouTube: Lewis Structure. Click cc on bottom right for video transcription.)