Lewis Structure structure

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curry 1E
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Lewis Structure structure

Postby curry 1E » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:44 pm

Why are some lewis structures bent at an angle? For example ONF?

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Re: Lewis Structure structure

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:17 pm

I believe they bend away from each other because as the atoms are connected together in the molecule they continue to interact. Meaning, the non-central atoms of the molecule are trying to stay away from each other/ repel each other making the structure more angular. He used water as an example in lecture.

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Re: Lewis Structure structure

Postby McKenna_4A » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:42 pm

Atoms will arrange in the structure that corresponds to low energy, so atoms will try and space out to avoid repulsive positive forces

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Re: Lewis Structure structure

Postby WesleyWu_1C » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:51 pm

Another great example of a lewis structure bent is H20. The reason for this bending is because the lone pair of electrons have little more repulsion and cause the bonded electrons to get a bit closer together.

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Re: Lewis Structure structure

Postby Max Madrzyk Dis 4G » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:12 pm

I think this unbalanced slanted structure is due to the fact that some elements have a higher binding affinity to electrons and pull them closer to their nucleus, creating partial charges that still repel other elements a little bit so that the structure is not perfect.

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