3.33 Part C

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Kevin Liu 3G
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3.33 Part C

Postby Kevin Liu 3G » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:12 pm

For part C it wants the Lewis structure for ONF. I did the structure and there has to be a double bond somewhere in order for all 18 e- to be accounted for. But where would the double bond be? To the O or the F?

Anna Goldberg 2I
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Re: 3.33 Part C

Postby Anna Goldberg 2I » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:28 pm

The double bond is between oxygen and nitrogen.

Jingyi Li 2C
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Re: 3.33 Part C

Postby Jingyi Li 2C » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:58 am

Fluorine cannot form a double bond with nitrogen, otherwise F would have an unpaired electron (forming a radical).

Remi Lathrop 1G
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Re: 3.33 Part C

Postby Remi Lathrop 1G » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:14 pm

As a follow up question, how do you know that O is going to form a double bond with N and not F? Maybe I'm missing something obvious here but how do we determine which atom will form a double bond with the central atom?


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