What is the Lewis dot symbol for lead?

1 Answer
Nov 30, 2016


Pb with four dots around it.



Since Lead (Pb) has four valence electrons (Group 14), it gets four little spots to indicate the val e- around it.

Note: Make sure to not pair them up( meaning put two dots beside each other) unless you have to. The Lewis Structure uses Hund's rule when placing the dots around the element. (Only for elements with 1-4 valence electrons do you have to follow the rule when using the structure.)