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curry 1E
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lewis structure homework help

Postby curry 1E » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:00 am

"Draw the Lewis structure, including typical contributions to the resonance structure (where appropriate, allow for the possibil-ity of octet expansion, including double bonds in different posi-tions), for (a) periodate ion; (b) hydrogen phosphate ion; (c) chloric acid; (d) arsenate ion"
Can someone help me with this one?
And are we supposed to memorize each ion and what compound it makes?

Victoria Li 1L
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Re: lewis structure homework help

Postby Victoria Li 1L » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:34 am

I don't think we'll have to know nomenclature until later when we'll actually be taught it! I just looked up the chemical formula for each ion and then drew the structures. As for the problem itself, halogens can expand their octet, meaning they don't necessarily form only 4 bonds. If they have 7 valence electrons, they can form 5 bonds + 1 lone pair, or even more if they have an extra electron (since it's an ion). Hope that helps!

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Re: lewis structure homework help

Postby Maddie » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:52 am

So just to clarify, memorizing these specific ions is not something that we should place at the forefront when studying for this midterm?

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