Review Session ClO4-

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Alyssa Parry Disc 1H
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Review Session ClO4-

Postby Alyssa Parry Disc 1H » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:40 pm

In the review session today why does the Lewis Structure have three double bonds for three of the O atoms instead of just one bond for each O atom?

SantanaRodriguezDis1G
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Re: Review Session ClO4-

Postby SantanaRodriguezDis1G » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:41 pm

you need to consider the formal charge to make the molecule more stable

Derek Waters 1A
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Re: Review Session ClO4-

Postby Derek Waters 1A » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:01 pm

You want to use the formation that has the most neutral or 0 formal charges


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