What Is the Lewis Dot Structure of NaCl?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 4:48:42 PM ET

The Lewis dot structure of NaCl consists of a chloride ion surrounded by eight electron dots (four pairs) and a sodium ion bonded to that chlorine ion. Typically, ionic Lewis dot structures include the ionic charge, so the Na ion is labeled +1 and Cl is labeled -1.