2C5 a)

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2C5 a)

Postby Jared_Yuge » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:09 pm

For drawing the lewis structure of ClO, why is it that the unpaired electron is on the chlorine instead of the oxygen, which makes the formal charges -1 and 1 instead of it being on the oxygen which would make it 0 and 0

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Re: 2C5 a)

Postby nicolely2F » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:21 pm

It's a radical, so it's not going to have the most stable configuration.

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Re: 2C5 a)

Postby LBacker_2E » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:48 pm

Is there a way to determine which atom the unpaired electron will go on when doing problems involving radicals?

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