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Garlic Bread 12a

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:53 pm
by Madison Hurst
How do you determine the number of bonds you should use between Carbon and nitrogen/carbon and carbon/oxygen? Also is there a method to determining where the hydrogens should be placed or can you just do whatever works for the total number of valence e-?

Re: Garlic Bread 12a

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 pm
by 405021651
I believe the number of bond that you should use is the number that would give you a 0 FC

Re: Garlic Bread 12a

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:56 pm
by Ethan Yi 1K
you should calculate the formal charge on each atom and see what bond arrangement gives you a formal charge of 0 on most or all of the atoms.

Re: Garlic Bread 12a

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:18 pm
by 404817859
in drawing the Lewis structure where do you put the formal charges?

Re: Garlic Bread 12a

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:22 am
by Peichung Chou 1A
Formal charge should be referenced to see how many bonds should be attached.

Re: Garlic Bread 12a

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:06 pm
by Brian Chang 2H
Formal charges can be annotated on the top right of your element symbol (ie. H, C, O). (There's not fixed position but I feel like this is the neatest way to display it. Just like normal charges and powers.)