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Corbon Monoxide

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 pm
by JoeyAnn Mateo 1D
Can someone please explain to me the Lewis structure of carbon monoxide? Is the most stable Lewis structure for it have a charge?

Re: Corbon Monoxide

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:03 pm
by Nina_A_Section1E
The Lewis structure for CO has 10 valence electrons. For the CO Lewis structure you'll need a triple bond between the Carbon and Oxygen atoms in order to satisfy the octets of each atom while still using the 10 valence electrons available for the CO molecule

https://terpconnect.umd.edu/~wbreslyn/c ... or-CO.html
Here's a picture & video explaining it!

Re: Corbon Monoxide

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:38 pm
by Jessica Urzua-1H
Usually, the most stable Lewis structure for any molecule involves atoms with a formal charge of 0 if possible. When a formal charge of 0 is not possible for each atom in the molecule, values close to 0, such as +1 and -1, would result in the most stable structure.

Re: Corbon Monoxide

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 6:02 pm
by JoeyAnn Mateo 1D
So in general, it's always best to fulfill the octet rule for the elements that need the full 8 even with some charge?

Re: Corbon Monoxide

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:13 pm
by Jessica Urzua-1H
It is best to fulfill the octet rule for elements that need it and then minimize the formal charge of each element in the molecule as much as possible.

Re: Corbon Monoxide

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:26 pm
by fara valdez
Normally, always fufill the octet rule.