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curry 1E
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Postby curry 1E » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:24 am

For this question, I get how to do formal charge, but how do you determine which one is lower energy structure? Is it just the one with the lowest charges that are closest to 0?

Parker Smith
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Re: 2C.15

Postby Parker Smith » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:03 am

The lowest E structure has most, of not all, FC at 0. Only time you will have a charge is when the structure has a net charge. In that case, make sure the negative/positive FC is on the appropriate atom (electronegativity). Hopefully this helps

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