Page 1 of 1

Placement of Elements?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:20 pm
by Daniel Chang 3I
Does it matter if an element is placed on the top or bottom when there 3 connected bonds such as CH3-?

Re: Placement of Elements?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:23 pm
by Celine Hoh 2L
I don't think it matters.

Re: Placement of Elements?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:38 pm
by Charles Gu 1D
We haven't learned the structures yet, but placement will matter soon.

Re: Placement of Elements?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:56 pm
by Katie Sy 1L
we're going to learn shape soon and then the placement will matter, but based on what we've learned so far, we don't have to have a certain placement

Re: Placement of Elements?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:07 am
by Stephen Sirmay 1I
Based on what we learned today, a central atom with 3 bonding pairs would be trigonal planar, with all elements havong angles of 120 degrees.

Re: Placement of Elements?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:09 am
by JT Wechsler 2B
At this point in time, the placement of atoms in the Lewis Structures doesn't matter. It will in the future though.