determining which bonds are in a molecule

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Summer de Vera 2C
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determining which bonds are in a molecule

Postby Summer de Vera 2C » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:02 pm

In order to determine which bonds are in a molecule, do you just have to write out the electron configuration of each atom and compare them?

Xiangkun Shi 3E
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Re: determining which bonds are in a molecule

Postby Xiangkun Shi 3E » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:41 am

Yes, by writing out the electron configuration you will be able to know the number of valence electrons, which is the key in determining what bonds are present.

Elena Saab 4A
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Re: determining which bonds are in a molecule

Postby Elena Saab 4A » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:34 pm

Yes, you also have to write out lewis structures to determine if bonds are single, double, or triple- and then showing sigma versus pi bonds!

Manya Kidambi 3I
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Re: determining which bonds are in a molecule

Postby Manya Kidambi 3I » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:41 pm

Yes! You would have to write it out to find out the number of valence electrons, then you add them all up to figure out how many you need to place around your molecule.

Connie Chen 3D
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Re: determining which bonds are in a molecule

Postby Connie Chen 3D » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:14 pm

If you're referring to a lewis structure, then yes, counting each valence electron is the way to go. However, if you're looking to see if a molecule has ionic or covalent bonds then you look at the electronegativity differences.


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