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Are there any exceptions to carbon?

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:07 pm
by welcometochillis
Are there any exceptions to carbon being in the center of a structure?

Re: Are there any exceptions to carbon?

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:39 pm
by Miranda 1J
The central atom will always be the one with the lowest electronegativity. When you have carbon compounds, carbon is typically the central atom.

Re: Are there any exceptions to carbon?

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:39 pm
by Miranda 1J
Remember that Hydrogen is never the central atom

Re: Are there any exceptions to carbon?

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:06 pm
by Camille Ng 1D
Carbon will be the central atom if it is the atom that has the lowest Ionization energy/electronegativity.