2012 Midterm Q5b, part (e)

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Sydney Wu 2M
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2012 Midterm Q5b, part (e)

Postby Sydney Wu 2M » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:11 pm

Why is N the central atom for N2O? Doesn't O have the lower ionization energy?

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Re: 2012 Midterm Q5b, part (e)

Postby Manpreet Singh 1N » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:29 pm

Hello,

O does have a slightly lower ionization energy, but I remember Professor Lavelle saying that O can never be a central atom.

Hope that helps :)

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Re: 2012 Midterm Q5b, part (e)

Postby Sydney Wu 2M » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:00 pm

That's right, thank you!


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