Structures  [ENDORSED]

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Structures

Postby Yasmin Olvera 1D » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:51 pm

Should we be taking the formal charge every time we do a Lewis Structure? Or is that only when specifically asked in the question?

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Re: Structures  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:11 pm

It is a useful check to determine if structure is correct.

During my review session students asked about alternative structures and I used formal charge.

When I ask in an exam question to give FC or show it is the lowest energy structure then FC definitely needed.


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