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Lewis Structure

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:44 pm
by Duby3L
How do you know which Lewis structure is the most stable?

Re: Lewis Structure

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:57 pm
by Schuyler_Howell_4D
You want the Lewis Structure to have the least amount of charges on each atom. If there are charges on specific atoms in the molecule then you want it to be a low number.

Here is a video I found helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Hc71xPMPs

This person also does some other videos that were a good summary of topics.

Re: Lewis Structure

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:40 pm
by Laura Gong 3H
The most stable lewis structure usually has the least number of formal charges and when the negative formal charges are on the most electronegative atom in the molecule. Hope this helps!