Krypton Lewis Dot Structure: Drawing, Valence Electrons and Detailed Explanations


Lewis dot structure gives information about outermost shell electrons of an atom. This article is discussing about the Krypton lewis dot structure involving in bonding with different elements.

Krypton lewis dot structure is written by Atomic symbol. The electrons written by dot sign around the symbol may be bonding or unshared electrons. Krypton is a ‘group 18’ element with eight outer most shell electrons. This full filled shell results the unreactive nature of the atom. Hence Krypton is called inert gas.

Krypton valence electrons

In an atom, the electrons of the outer shell energy level are called the valence electrons. They take part in different reactions. These negative particles are responsible for chemical properties.

Krypton is a ‘group 18’ element in periodic table. It has total 36 protons (positively charged particles) in nucleus. In an atom the number of positively charged particles and negatively charged particles are same. So there are 36 no of electrons in different energy level orbitals of krypton.

The electronic configuration of Krypton: 1s2 2s6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d10 4p6. It has eight electrons in outer orbital 4s and 4p. These electrons are valence electron or outer shell electrons of Krypton.

We can found the number of valence electrons of Krypton in another way. In modern periodic table Krypton is in ‘group 18’.  From here we calculate the no of outer shell electron by (group no – 10) that is eight. This equation can be used for the group number greater than 10.

Krypton valence electron configuration

Electrons are specifically organized in different orbits; this arrangement is called the electron configuration of an atom.

Krypton has 36 electrons. These electrons are arranged into a particular manner around nucleus. Here we discuss the configuration of electrons in both orbit and orbital.

Scientist Niels Bohr gave the concept of orbit of an atom. The electrons are moving around the nucleus through specific shells which are called orbit. 1st orbit name is ‘K’, 2nd orbit name is ‘L’, 3rd orbit name is ‘M’, 4th orbit name is ‘N’ and so on. The no of electrons in each orbit is 2n^2 (n=1, 2, 3,….).

In a Krypton atom 1st orbit has two electrons (2*1^2), 2nd orbit has eight electrons (2*2^2), 3rd orbit has 18 electrons (2*3^2), 4th orbit has remaining eight electrons. The electronic configuration will be 2, 8, 18, 8.

These shells (orbit) are divided into sub-shells (orbital). The name of the sub energy levels are ‘s’, ‘p’, ‘d’, ‘f’. Physicist Aufbau first show the configuration of electrons in the orbital. The lower energy orbital is 1st covered with electrons.

In Krypton the 1st two electrons fill the 1s orbital. ‘s’ orbital can have maximum two electrons. Next two electrons fill the 2s orbital. Next energy sub-shell is 2p, it contain total six electrons. Like this 3s and 3p orbitals fill up.

Next 4s sub-shell fills with two electrons. After this 3d orbital fill with ten electrons and remaining six electrons fill the 4p sub-shell. Hence the outer shell electrons are in 4s and 4p orbitals. The valence electronic configuration of Krypton lewis dot structure will be: [Ar] 4s2 4p6.

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valence electron configuration in Krypton lewis dot structure

Krypton element valence electrons

Krypton is a ‘group 18’ element with full filled up outer shell. For this Krypton is an inert gas.

For the stable configuration the energy for ionization of Krypton is very high. Krypton rarely reacts with other elements. It only ionizes under critical condition.

Very few elements of Krypton are found. The first compound of Krypton, isolated is KrF2. The valence structure is discussed in details below.

Krypton difluoride valence electrons

Krypton difluoride is a very unstable molecule. It can’t be kept at room temperature, requires very low temperature. Electron dot structure of the molecule helps us to understand this.

Krypton is a ‘group 18’ element and Fluorine is a ‘group 17’ element in Periodic table. Electronic configuration of Krypton: [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p6. Electronic configuration of Fluorine: [He] 2s2 2p5. These are the electrons of outer shell of the atoms, which take part in molecular formation.

The total outer shell electrons in the molecule are twenty two for three atoms. The other shell electrons are not considered here. Because, they not active chemically in molecular formation. As well as this also simplify the electron dot structure.

Among the outer shell electrons four electrons take part in bonding. Straight line shows the bonding electron pairs. Six unshared electrons remain on the central Krypton atom. Each Fluorine atom has three unshared electron pairs (lone pair).

In the electron dot structure, Fluorine and Krypton are written as ‘F’ and ‘Kr’ respectively. The unshared electrons are shown by dot sign around atomic symbols.

In real the electron can’t be found as dot. There is the cloud of electron is present around the nucleus of atom. In the electron dot structure we see the simple most form.

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Krypton difluoride valence electron

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