Lewis structure

diagrams for the bonding between atoms of a molecule and lone pairs of electrons
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The Lewis structures, also called Lewis-dot diagrams or electron dot diagrams are pictures that show the bonding between a pair of electrons and the atoms of a molecule.

Lewis structure of water

Each dot represents one electron. Two dots side by side represent a lone pair of electrons.

To show a bond between atoms, a line representing a pair of shared electrons is placed between the two atoms. This is showing water also known as H2O