Question 3.45

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Question 3.45

Postby Dayna Pham 1I » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:24 pm

Why does the lewis structure for ClNO2 have only one double bond? Can't it have two and have zero formal charge on all of the bonds?
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Rachel Yoo 1F
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Re: Question 3.45

Postby Rachel Yoo 1F » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:27 pm

Nitrogen is in row 2 which means it cant disobey the octet rule. By adding a double bond to chlorine, it would make nitrogen not follow this rule.

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Re: Question 3.45

Postby Dayna Pham 1I » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:31 pm

Rachel Yoo 3E wrote:Nitrogen is in row 2 which means it cant disobey the octet rule. By adding a double bond to chlorine, it would make nitrogen not follow this rule.


Thank you! Makes total sense now.

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Re: Question 3.45

Postby Hanniel U 2B » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:48 pm

Does that mean atoms after row three can? Does this relate to the atomic number?

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Re: Question 3.45

Postby Carissa Young 1K » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:16 pm

Hanniel U 1A wrote:Does that mean atoms after row three can? Does this relate to the atomic number?


Atoms after and in row three can have an expanded octet because of their d orbitals.


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