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most stable

Postby 905174774 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:52 am

Most stable form of a lewis structure usually means that the least amount of lone pairs right?

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Re: most stable

Postby Selena Yu 1H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:44 pm

The most stable form of a Lewis structure is when all the formal charges on the molecules are zero.

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Re: most stable

Postby Kevin Liu 1J » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:04 pm

Lone pairs are not necessarily all that is considered. As said, formal charge should be zero or whatever the original charge on the molecule is.

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Re: most stable

Postby Maya Serota 3G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:06 pm

It doesn't necessarily mean that the molucule will be more stable, but molecules with more lone pairs will have smaller bond angles due to electron repulsion.

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Re: most stable

Postby san_2F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:12 pm

That is not necessarily true. The most stable lewis structure is when the formal charge is 0 with all the atoms in the molecules.

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Re: most stable

Postby Chanel D_4E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:54 pm

The most stable Lewis Structures are the ones that have a formal charge of 0

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Re: most stable

Postby 805422680 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:04 am

It means a formal charge of 0 on most atoms.


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