Most Important Lewis Structure

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Cytlalli 1B
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Most Important Lewis Structure

Postby Cytlalli 1B » Sun May 13, 2018 2:49 pm

When asking the question to draw the most important lewis structure, does that mean to just draw the Lewis Structure that makes its elements most stable (in accordance with addition of double bonding and such) ?

Samantha Draghi 1L
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Re: Most Important Lewis Structure

Postby Samantha Draghi 1L » Sun May 13, 2018 2:52 pm

I'm not exactly sure but I would say that it is asking for the most stable lewis structure with a formal charge of zero

Ellie Tsang 1I
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Re: Most Important Lewis Structure

Postby Ellie Tsang 1I » Sun May 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Yes, you do want the most stable Lewis Structure, but you should consider things like fulfilling the octet rule and ensuring that each element's formal charge is as close to 0 as possible. I think double bonds would be related to the sharing of electrons and fulfilling the octet rule.

Odalys Cuevas 1C
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Re: Most Important Lewis Structure

Postby Odalys Cuevas 1C » Sun May 13, 2018 4:02 pm

I think that you should also first you would see which would fulfill the octet rule, then see which has the smallest formal charge and then see where there is more electronegativity to make that lewis structure the most important one.

CarinaVargas1J
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Re: Most Important Lewis Structure

Postby CarinaVargas1J » Sun May 13, 2018 9:17 pm

Yes, it is indeed asking for the most stable Lewis structure with a formal charge of zero (or in some cases, the closest to zero).


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