When I place the dots around a Iodine atom, they are too close together. I tried to place some blank spaces around I to no avail:


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  • I see lots of electrons there. Do you want to evenly distribute the electrons instead of using pairs? Right now you are using pairs (:). – Johannes_B Jan 29 '17 at 7:47
  • But should not chemfig accommodate the pairs anyway? I need them where they are now, just spread around reasonably far to be seen separately w/o overlap. – aiag Jan 29 '17 at 15:24

You might want to have the following.


\lewis{0.2:4:6:,I} \quad \lewis{,I} \quad
  • This has fewer dots, doesn't it? In mine I have to show 10 dots. – aiag Jan 29 '17 at 15:07
  • @aiag I only has 7 vaence electrons. I don't know what molecule you are talking about in the end, but i can't draw more electrns to an atom than it has. Maybe refine the question? – Johannes_B Jan 29 '17 at 15:11
  • Correct, but the point is that this is a step-by-step construction which at one point requires 10 dots. Don't try to make sense of this - this is high school chemistry course in Canada, it is total BS scientifically, which has to be survived and forgotten, but I have no choice than to follow the course instructions, no matter how bad. – aiag Jan 29 '17 at 15:12
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    @aiag I don't know what the chemistry behind this would be, but you can change the distance yourself. Have a look at the chemfig manual. I edited the question and shown for an atom A. – Johannes_B Jan 29 '17 at 16:01

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