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I've been using the chemfig package for drawing Lewis structures but have run into an issue in which I need to show multiple bonds between two atoms in Lewis dot notation as show below.

Multiple bonds between carbon atoms

The code I have so far is:

\lewis{0:,H} \lewis{0:,C} \lewis{4:,C} \lewis{4:,H}

which produces

Lewis structure with chemfig package

Is this structure possible with the chemfig or other package?

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It seems that \lewis introduced some negative spaces that need to be compensated. And one can cheat with \vphantom.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{chemfig}
\begin{document}
\lewis{0:,H}~\lewis{0:,C}~\lewis{0:,\vphantom{C}}~~\lewis{0:4:,C}~\lewis{4:,H}
\end{document}

enter image description here

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    “ It seems that \lewis introduced some negative spaces” there is also \Lewis which doesn't ignore its bounding box.
    – cgnieder
    Aug 1, 2018 at 7:16
  • @clemens Thanks, I didn't know that!
    – user121799
    Aug 1, 2018 at 12:53

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