Lewis Structure

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Lauren Wong 3K
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Lewis Structure

Postby Lauren Wong 3K » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:21 am

What is the disadvantage of Lewis structures and why is it actually an advantage?

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Re: Lewis Structure

Postby 604805638 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:26 pm

Lewis structures give a pretty good visual of the outer electrons for an atom and when there is a polyatomic ion involved it can actually give you a better understanding of how those atoms bond together.

Lauren Trent 2A
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Re: Lewis Structure

Postby Lauren Trent 2A » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:15 pm

A disadvantage of lewis structures is that it is difficult to show resonance structures visually, such as the NO3- example from lecture, as you can't discretely draw 1 and 1/3 bonds between the two atoms.

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Re: Lewis Structure

Postby Shadi_Keyvani_1D » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:25 pm

Another disadvantage could be the lack of 3 dimensional modeling. The specific shape of the molecule is not made known by the Lewis Structure.


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