Are there any exceptions to carbon?

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welcometochillis
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Are there any exceptions to carbon?

Postby welcometochillis » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:07 pm

Are there any exceptions to carbon being in the center of a structure?

Miranda 1J
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Re: Are there any exceptions to carbon?

Postby Miranda 1J » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:39 pm

The central atom will always be the one with the lowest electronegativity. When you have carbon compounds, carbon is typically the central atom.

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Re: Are there any exceptions to carbon?

Postby Miranda 1J » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:39 pm

Remember that Hydrogen is never the central atom

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Re: Are there any exceptions to carbon?

Postby Camille Ng 1D » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:06 pm

Carbon will be the central atom if it is the atom that has the lowest Ionization energy/electronegativity.


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