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Help on 3.49

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:19 pm
by Amanda Cardenas 1J
Need help on part d of 3.49. Specifically the formal charge.
3.49: Draw the lewis structure and determine the formal charge on each atom in
d) C2^2-

Re: Help on 3.49

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:57 am
by Alicia Yu 1A
The formal charge on the carbons is both 01
There is a triple bond between C and C, with one lone pair on each. Carbon's Valence is 4, so 4-5 (the number of bonds&valence)=-1

Re: Help on 3.49

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:42 pm
by chemlover
Once you draw the Lewis Structure you can use the formula for formal charge! (4-5)=-1