Homework 3.39

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Taravat_Lakzian_1C
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Homework 3.39

Postby Taravat_Lakzian_1C » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:58 pm

For question 39, it asks to draw the lewis structure for ammonium chloride, potassium phosphide, and sodium hypochlorite. I looked in the solutions manual and the lewis structure for all of them were drawn separately (ex: phosphorus is surrounded by potassium but they're not bonded together). Could someone please explain why they are drawn differently?

Marissa Stinnett 1E
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Re: Homework 3.39

Postby Marissa Stinnett 1E » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:18 pm

I believe they are written different than the "normal" Lewis structures because all the compounds listed are ionic, so their structures look a little different from that of a compound consisting of covalent bonds. Hope this helps!


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