BH4-

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Melody Zhang 3L
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BH4-

Postby Melody Zhang 3L » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:20 pm

How would one draw this lewis structure? I thought we were not supposed to place the negative formal charge on the central atom.

mbaker4E
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Re: BH4-

Postby mbaker4E » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:52 pm

You can definitely place the negative charge on the central atom, just make sure to change the charge of the entire molecule as a whole as well.

Fanny Lee 2K
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Re: BH4-

Postby Fanny Lee 2K » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:22 am

Always try to have the charges in the outer elements of the Lewis Structure and have the anions on the element that is most electronegative.


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