Lewis structure

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Joyce Zhang 2D
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Lewis structure

Postby Joyce Zhang 2D » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:15 pm

How do we know that sulfur is in the middle of s2o32-?

Anjum Farook 2O
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Re: Lewis structure

Postby Anjum Farook 2O » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:02 pm

sulphur is the least electronegative

Milan Hirpara 3K
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Re: Lewis structure

Postby Milan Hirpara 3K » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:44 pm

Also, an easy way of knowing what element is in the center is by looking at the first element in the compound. Whichever element is in the front is normally the central atom.
Example: CO2
- C would be in the center


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