|Please understand that I haven't found out how to use subscripts using this program
so water is referred to as H2O.
|Remember, hydrogen fits well in either group 1 or group 17, in the case
of bonding it behaves like a halogen (group 17). This means that can be
considered to have space for one more electron in it's outer shell in order
to have a full set or it can lose one electron to have an empty shell!
Notice that the
nucleus is not
shown, that is
electrons in its
outer shell, it
spaces to fill.
One on the top
and one on the
bottom in this