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Creating Lewis Structures

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:22 pm
by AronCainBayot2K
If we were to be given a compound such as ONF, how would we know which atom would be in the middle of the structure?

Re: Creating Lewis Structures

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:25 pm
by Myka G 1l
The atom that goes in the middle is the one with the lowest ionization energy; in this case it would be Nitrogen.

Re: Creating Lewis Structures

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:15 am
by Kayli Choy 2F
The atom in the middle is often the one with lowest ionization energy because the central atom shares more electrons, and an atom with higher ionization energy would be less likely to share more electrons.

Re: Creating Lewis Structures

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:16 pm
by BCaballero_4F
You would put the atom that is the least electronegative or has the lowest ionization energy in the middle.

Re: Creating Lewis Structures

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:55 pm
by CynthiaLy4F
The central atom would be the one that has the lowest ionization energy or is the least electronegative which in this case is Nitrogen.

Re: Creating Lewis Structures

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:01 pm
by stephaniekim2K
Typically, the element with the lowest ionization energy will go in the center.

Re: Creating Lewis Structures

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:30 pm
by serenabirkhoff_1K
The atom with the lowest ionization energy goes in the middle. Remember that ionization energy increases as you move up and right on the periodic table. Ionization energy is the minimum amount of energy required to remove the most loosely bound electron.

Re: Creating Lewis Structures

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:44 pm
by KBELTRAMI_1E
the middle one is the one that creates the most bonds, and also its normally always carbon if carbon is one of the elements. oxygen and sulfur are also typical centered.