# How would you show the bonding of Hydrogen and Oxygen using Lewis Dot diagrams?

Mar 7, 2017

#### Answer:

There are 2 valence electrons from the hydrogen atoms, and 6 valence electrons from the oxygen atom..........

#### Explanation:

And thus we have to distribute 8 electrons in the Lewis dot diagram.

Of course, the electronic geometry is tetrahedral that leads to $\angle H - O - H$ $=$ ${104.5}^{\circ}$. The molecular geometry is bent.

Note that I distinguish between electronic geometry, and molecular geometry.