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most stable

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:52 am
by 905174774
Most stable form of a lewis structure usually means that the least amount of lone pairs right?

Re: most stable

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:44 pm
by Selena Yu 1H
The most stable form of a Lewis structure is when all the formal charges on the molecules are zero.

Re: most stable

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:04 pm
by Kevin Liu 1J
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.

Re: most stable

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:06 pm
by Maya Serota 3G
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.

Re: most stable

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:12 pm
by san_2F
That is not necessarily true. The most stable lewis structure is when the formal charge is 0 with all the atoms in the molecules.

Re: most stable

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:54 pm
by Chanel D_4E
The most stable Lewis Structures are the ones that have a formal charge of 0

Re: most stable

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:04 am
by 805422680
It means a formal charge of 0 on most atoms.